By Wayne Patterson
Over 60 teachers, parents and community leaders attended a Public Education Forum held in Orange on Monday.
Bev Baker, President of the Federation of P&Cs and NSW Teachers Federation President, Sue Simpson, addressed the meeting. Murray Patterson, principal of Molong Central School spoke on behalf of the Orange District Secondary Principal's Council.
Some teachers travelled from as far as Grenfell to attend the meeting, a return trip of four hours. The Public Education Convention in Homebush was discussed and teachers and parents from the central west are making plans to attend.
The forum received good coverage in the media with two TV stations and three radio stations reporting on the meeting.
Those attending endorsed the Public Education Lobby Charter and voted to form a local Public Education Lobby for the Calare electorate.