Hekia Parata

Support Staff campaign underway

By Jane Blaikie 17 August, 2016

Sign the petition! In May, the National Government froze the already-stretched school operations grant that pays for support staff wages and other essential school running costs. A campaign is underway…

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'We must be vigilant and united'

By Louise Green 12 July, 2016

Tension In a recent speech to an Education Council seminar, the Minister of Education Hekia Parata stated: “A key indicator of success (of the new council) will be if in…

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It's all the teachers' fault!

By Jane Blaikie 15 June, 2016

Government ministers have made extraordinary claims about education in Parliament this week. It started with Housing Minister Nick Smith saying that falling levels of home ownership, particularly for Maori and Pasikifa…

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Could really go a Gonski right now

By Jane Blaikie 18 March, 2016

This week the issue of the government’s review of school funding finally saw the light of day. Once again, this rather crucial piece of education reform has been a secret…

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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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Listen up, Ms Parata

By Jane Blaikie 27 November, 2015

For the second time this month, the Minister of Education has announced significant changes to education law that have profound implications for the New Zealand education system. As discussed earlier, this is…

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The revolution will be screened

By Jane Blaikie 3 October, 2015

Have your say on digital technologies in the NZ Curriculum [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” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”center top” background_attachment=”static” background_scroll=”none”…

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