Turnbull Government must stop pouring taxpayer funds into expensive, failing Teach For Australia program

The federal government should stop wasting taxpayer money funding the Teach for Australia Program, the Australian Education Union urged today.

A new report released today reveals that over half its participants have left the profession within three years of becoming qualified teachers.

Australian Education Union Federal President Correna Haythorpe said: “It is astounding that the Federal Government is choosing to fund this failing program at the same time as slashing the original Gonski needs-based funding agreements that were delivering targeted resources to our schools and making a difference to the lives of our students.”