Top of the class: Making the most of Western Australia's school system
Policy makers now have a deeper awareness of the importance of good schools in underpinning economic prosperity. Western Australian schools enjoy a relatively high level of public funding support. On the other hand, WA has higher cost pressures related to a relatively large proportion of indigenous and/or remote area students.
Of all the things that influence student outcomes and that we can do something about, the quality of teaching is the most important. If we have to make a choice between improving student outcomes and keeping teachers happy - it shouldn't be controversial to state that students must come first.