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Children and teachers let down by government – PPTA

By   /  November 23, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Children and teachers let down by government – PPTA

Principals and teachers called for immediate action to help alleviate the dire shortage of teachers but the government isn’t playing ball says principal of Naenae College and member of the Secondary Principals’ Council, John Russell. “I find it worrying that the Minister of Education can say that he knows there won’t be enough teachers to […]

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Education minister fails to address dire teacher shortage – PPTA

By   /  May 18, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Education minister fails to address dire teacher shortage – PPTA

“In the context of serious shortages in key subject areas and wider challenges in other subjects and in an increasing number of geographical areas today’s policy release is a fail”, says PPTA president Jack Boyle, in response to the education minister’s pronouncement today about how she will address the nationwide teacher shortage. “The recruitment ‘initiatives’ […]

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Charter school policy made up on the fly

By   /  August 15, 2015  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

Today’s announcement of changes to charter school funding and an application round for new schools to open in 2017 shows the government is scrabbling to save a failing policy. “The exorbitant amounts that some of the charter school operators are banking as surpluses or paying themselves as ‘management fees’ obviously has the Minister alarmed,” said […]

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