NZEI members will walk off the job on August 15. Lead principal negotiator Louise Green says the decision sends a strong message to the Government that it’s time to fix this crisis in teaching.
* The headline should probably read the Ministry rejects union’s claim…New Zealand’s teacher shortage is “swiftly moving from a crisis to a disaster”, the president of the primary teachers’ union has claimed to the “surprise” of the Ministry of Education.
Student enrolments have jumped in most polytechnics in the second half-year as the tertiary fees-free policy appears to be having a delayed impact.
Opposition leader Simon Bridges says he’s seen no evidence that his sister has been teaching creationism in place of the New Zealand science curriculum at a private Christian school.
The government’s policy of making measures of national well-being as important as traditional economic growth indicators took another step forward with the launch of a formal consultation process by the national statistics agency, Statistics NZ, on the public views of how well-being is defined and should be measured.
NZEI: Ministry figures released to NZEI Te Riu Roa show that New Zealand will have an extra 40,000 primary school students by 2030, requiring up to 1815 additional teachers.
Handsard: Questions to Hon Kelvin Davis around Charter Schools and Māori achievement. Questions to Hon Chris Hipkins around students with complex needs, and class sizes.