Social commentator Prue MacSween says teachers need to “meet certain milestones” if they want higher pay because the education system is "failing our kids".
It comes after New South Wales public school teachers and principals across the state walked off the job as part of unprecedented strike action.
“When you look at the fact that out of OECD and EU countries, we came 39th out of 41 without education standards; I think these people need to have a great look at themselves,” Ms MacSween told Sky News host Chris Smith.
“If you want more money, you have to meet certain milestones because frankly, you’re failing our kids.
“The education of our kids is a joke. They’re so busy indoctrinating them with their woke ideas and not focusing on what the kids need to learn.”