Primary teachers and principals are “resolute in their determination” choosing to reject the Ministry of Education‘s latest pay offers and raising the spectre of fresh strike action.
University students around the country are echoing mounting concerns about long wait times for mental health care. The story of Wellington student Dani Saundry, who was asked to leave her hostel the day after she tried to kill herself last October has triggered a debate about students’ well-being.
Stuff asks Parliament’s political parties whether they support a move to make the teaching of the NZ Wars compulsory in schools.
The latest Times Higher Education rankings list no New Zealand universities in the top 200 for the first time since the rankings started in 2004.
Ministry of Education: The Ministry will continue to work closely with the NZEI Te Riu Roa to discuss its feedback to the details of the package which delivers increases of 9.3% over three years and which is valued at $569 million over four years.
NZ National Party: National’s spokesperson for Education Nikki Kaye is concerned for parents facing potentially multiple strikes over the next six months as a result of the Government’s lack of priority of teacher’s salaries and other funding.
Office of the Children’s Commissioner: “Everyone I meet has a strong view about education and what we can do to transform it”, says Andrew Becroft, Children’s Commissioner and the Chair of the Guardians of the Education Conversation.
The Ministry of Education does not prohibit teachers from physically restraining children who are behaving dangerously in school. Sometimes things risk getting out of control in a classroom. I think everyone would agree it is better to prevent dangerous situations developing or using de-escalation techniques to calm things down, but that’s not always possible.