The report, which follows five months of nationwide consultation, says the Board of Trustees model has created a ‘my school’ mentality of unhealthy competition that has led to inequity. If this is not addressed through a transformational change, the economic and social consequences will be dire.
The Tomorrow’s Schools independent taskforce has recommended huge changes in education, including curtailing boards of trustees’ roles, limiting out-of-zone enrolments, and ending the decile system.
The findings of a Government-appointed taskforce into Tomorrow’s Schools system have cast a shadow over the future of the country’s 115 intermediate schools.
“The hubs would see a major reduction in the power and duties of boards of trustees and parents in our education system, including taking responsibility for expulsions, final decision making rights on enrolments and zoning, and the employment of principals.”
The principal of one of New Zealand’s most elite public colleges says he’d have to lay off teachers if proposals to cap school donations go ahead.
The Monitor, released on Monday morning, said there was no new data on child poverty in New Zealand, but it put a “spotlight on critical areas”.
Human Rights Commission: The Human Rights Commission welcomes the release of the Tomorrows Schools Independent Taskforce: “Our schooling futures: Stronger Together’ Report. Acting Chief Human Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero says the recommendations in the report are an opportunity to create an education system that is innovative, flexible and focused on collaboration rather than in competition.
NZEI: Our nation’s children are finally being put at the heart of the education system.