Rāmere 23 o Whiringa ā rangi Friday 23 November

Concerns raised about overseas teachers’ cultural responsiveness

Principals are concerned about whether overseas teachers will be culturally responsive to Māori and Pasifika students.

Academics want cap on university and polytechnic bosses’ salaries

The academics’ union, the Tertiary Education Union, says the highest salary at any university or polytechnic should be no more than five times the lowest salary.

Job greater lure than free fees

National says a low uptake by Māori of fees free tertiary study shows the flagship Labour policy wasn’t properly thought through.

Underfunded kōhanga reo means staff earning minimum wage

Staff at kōhanga reo (Māori language preschools) are earning minimum wage and the Māori movement is suffering from years of underfunding, an educational trust says.

Petition to appoint student rep to NZQA board aims to ensure student voice, creator says

A student affected by exam errors has started a petition to get a student appointed to the board of the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA).

Indian teacher passionate about Māori education

An Indian teacher who tutors kids at Edukids early childhood centre is encouraging more teachers to practise Māori education. Judy Mathew has a true passion for te reo Māori.



Why didn’t teachers strike under National? They were fighting to save education itself

As education spokesperson for the Green Party for nearly nine years, I spent many hours with teachers and their unions, examining legislation which undermined the quality public education system…The recent teachers strikes are a last-ditch effort from a profession with legitimate expectations of fundamental change, relief and reward.

The trivial changes to the English language prove free education is a good thing

You can’t rely on the weather but there are two things you can set your clock by in November: NCEA exams and NCEA exam controversy.

Media releases


Restore a decade of lost tertiary funding

Tertiary Education Union: A new report launched by the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) at Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) calls on Education Minister Chris Hipkins to restore a decade of lost tertiary education funding to at least 2.7 per cent of GDP by 2021, and to replace National’s failed market model with a public good, quality education model (1,2,3).



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