National Tertiary Education Union concerned university course fee hike could lead to more job cuts at La Trobe University | Bendigo Advertiser

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CHANGES to university course fees will disadvantage students and lead to more higher education redundancies, a regional union president says. The federal parliament last week passed a higher education bill, which was expected to more than double the cost of humanities degrees, and increase the cost of law and commerce courses. Degrees like nursing and engineering were expected to drop in cost under the changes. National Tertiary Education Union La Trobe branch president Virginia Mansell Lees said the increased costs to humanities degrees would disadvantage students who came from regional and low-socioeconomic backgrounds, as well as those who entered university later in life. Read more news: “It really just casts university education down in a way that is unnecessary,” she said. “This plan is really shortsighted. “We don’t want people to feel like they have been left behind because

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Concerned about education, reader backs Schulz

To the editor:

We need to give teachers the respect that they deserve. We need to pay them for the amazing work they do on our behalf. Educators are dedicated professionals with an incredibly important responsibility. They teach and support our children so that someday our kids can grow and positively contribute to society. Yet, instead of helping teachers prosper, we have held them to standards that are unattainable, given the number of resources they have and the many factors that are beyond their control.

Teachers are feeling devalued from years of having their jobs overseen by people with little or no experience in the classroom — their pensions threatened, their pay frozen, and their credentials questioned. No wonder Michigan is facing a critical teacher shortage! We need to find realistic ways for schools to be accountable for student success. We need to re-examine our standardized testing process and its

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Teachers concerned about their health, quality of education as they deal with challenges of COVID-19 pandemic

Teacher Rachel Collishow is seen in Ottawa, on Oct. 1, 2020.

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Kelly Main says she has never felt as exhausted and stressed during her 27 years of teaching high school as she has since returning to the classroom this fall during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As someone who teaches Grades 10 and 12 in Waterloo, Ont., she is facing the challenge of delivering material to students in class and online at the same time.

Waterloo Region School Board, like many others across the country, has adopted a hybrid system to have a smaller number of students in class at one time in a bid to avoid COVID-19 outbreaks.

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“We’re expected to deliver the material every day to both cohorts,” she said of the 15 students she has in class with her and the other 15 who are studying remotely from home. The two

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Parents of children doing remote learning are very concerned about online safety [Video]

Three-quarters of American parents are more worried than ever about their child’s online safety — due to distance learning, according to new research.

As children return to their classrooms virtually, the survey asked 2,000 American parents of school-aged children about the learning curves they’re experiencing alongside their children this school year and the worries that come with them.

Results revealed 76% of respondents are worried about their child’s online safety while distance learning – with 41% strongly agreeing with this sentiment.

Commissioned by Lightspeed Systems, which offers online safety and analytics solutions, and conducted by OnePoll, the survey found 84% of parents whose child uses a school-issued device for distance learning (approximately 1,000 respondents) have had to learn how to use it alongside their child.

On top of this, eight in 10 of all parents surveyed shared they’ve felt an increased pressure to make sure their child is as successful

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Parents significantly concerned about online safety of children during remote learning

Three-quarters of American parents are more worried than ever about their child’s online safety — due to distance learning, according to new research.

As children return to their classrooms virtually, the survey asked 2,000 American parents of school-aged children about the learning curves they’re experiencing alongside their children this school year and the worries that come with them.

Results revealed 76 percent of respondents are worried about their child’s online safety while distance learning – with 41 percent strongly agreeing with this sentiment.

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Commissioned by Lightspeed Systems, which offers online safety and analytics solutions and conducted by OnePoll, the survey found 84 percent of parents whose child uses a school-issued device for distance learning (approximately 1,000 respondents) have had to learn how to use it alongside their child.

On top of this, eight in 10 of all parents surveyed shared they’ve felt an increased pressure to make sure their

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