Policy

Vote for children, vote for education

By Jane Blaikie 6 October, 2016

 Educators from 93% of schools and 65% of kindergartens have voted 99% in favour of resolutions that oppose bulk funding and call for their meaningful engagement in the development of…

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Education news: spring 2016

By Jane Blaikie 6 October, 2016

SEG funding falls by 1.8% The Special Education Grant (SEG) paid to schools through operational grant funding is failing to keep up with wage inflation and roll growth. Between 2009…

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A tight piggy bank

Education reform: the new bulk-funding?  

By Jane Blaikie 14 July, 2016

The government is floating radical changes to school and ECE funding, including a new form of bulk-funding for schools, as part of its Education Funding Review. Last term, government invited…

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Tell Pearson

By Jane Blaikie 28 April, 2016

Unsurprisingly, Pearson’s directors have recommended that shareholders vote against a resolution that calls for a change to their business model. This is the latest from the American Federation of Teachers:…

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Oops, but the jobs won’t be there

By Jane Blaikie 20 April, 2016

What does it mean for educators when large numbers of students are looking at a lifetime of low-wage jobs ? What does it mean for education? Professor Hugh Lauder explains…

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Minister's refusal to protect public education under TPPA 'a cause for concern'

By Jane Blaikie 4 February, 2016

The TPPA is a major threat to our fee-free, high-quality public education system, says NZEI Te Riu Roa National Secretary, Paul Goulter. The threat is heightened by negotiations for another secretive…

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Free-for-all on public money meant for education

By Jane Blaikie 29 January, 2016

It seems right that last week it was announced NZ is more corrupt than we used to be. It’s easy to become hardened to the way things are changing. Disruption is…

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How the TPPA will put profit ahead of quality education

By Paul Goulter 29 January, 2016

The government’s decision to sign the TPPA could trigger an American-style corporatisation of our schools. Imagine an education system where multi-national corporations could set up a school alongside your local…

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Onward!

By Jane Blaikie 21 January, 2016

 The temperature is rising in ECE as flaws in the current model grow ever clearer  [g1_row color=”dark-light” background_color=”#63cabf” background_repeat=”repeat” background_position=”center center” background_attachment=”static” padding_top=”20″ padding_bottom=”20″ mobile_padding_top=”10″ mobile_padding_bottom=”10″ type=”default”] [g1_1of1 valign=”top” color=”dark-light”…

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Make their future fair

By Jane Blaikie 21 January, 2016

Educators are backing UNICEF’s new campaign for children’s rights. The campaign, Make My Future Fair – Meinga tōku āmua kia tika, and its interactive website highlights children’s rights as they…

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