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I was awakened this morning by my radio, as I am nearly every morning. This morning, however, I was not awakened by some godawful “song” nor by a stupid ad. I was awoken by the words, “Victoria’s teachers are going to be the best-paid in the country!” This sounded like something I ought to listen to, so rather than hitting the snooze button, rolling over and going back to sleep — my usual course of action — I left the radio playing, rolled over, and listened.

“Congratulations, teachers, you won! Now there won’t have to be any strikes any more, and our children can get an uninterrupted education again!”

“So, if we have any teachers listening to us today, we’d like you to call up and tell us what YOU think of Mr Brumby’s changes. Are you happy or not?”

“Umm. Why would any of them be unhappy?”

“Well, I’m sure there’s at least one teacher in the state who’s not happy.”

“What? Do they want more money? Well, get over it, teachers, you’re the best-paid in the country now!Read More »

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