Pushing back against the squeeze on teachers

  • Tim Blackman
Keywords: workload, teaching loads, neoliberalism, stress, time allocation, mental health, hope, occupational health & safety, solidarity, agency, pedagogical autonomy, systemic issues, systemic challenges


Early career teachers are struggling and too often the system is failing them and their students. Whilst this article may not be the most uplifting one, it is a conversation we all need to have. To say the last two years as a teacher have had their ups and downs is an understatement. The ups in this rollercoaster ride were the actual teaching and the downs a result of the schooling system.
How to Cite
Blackman T. (1). Pushing back against the squeeze on teachers. Breaking Out: Journal of Community, Schools and Social Justice, 2(1). Retrieved from https://journals.vu.edu.au/index.php/breakingout/article/view/1051