Decile funding

Joint campaign for better funding

By Jane Blaikie 9 August, 2016

The government’s plans to introduce bulk-funding to schools, and to ditch equity funding in ECE, will meet strong resistance in coming months. Today, PPTA and NZEI member leaders announced the…

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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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Funding Review: kids will miss out

By Jane Blaikie 22 June, 2016

Behind the spin, government proposals on how to reform school and ECE funding will see more kids missing out. The Cabinet paper just released shows that the government is looking to:…

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EA’s latest news stories

By Jane Blaikie 18 April, 2016

Field staff win out By sticking together and staying strong, Ministry of Education Field Staff members have won a better collective agreement. Field staff work in a number of roles…

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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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Money, money, money

By Jane Blaikie 20 January, 2015

Teachers are happy to do it, says Auckland principal Malcolm Milner, it’s just the kind of people they are and the kind of people you want to have in teaching.…

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The real deal on decile funding – rich kids still get more

By Jane Blaikie 27 October, 2012

Key points Decile funding is not enough to close the gap between rich and poor students. “Parent help” in a low decile schools is just as likely to mean the…

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Teachers speak with their wallets

By Jane Blaikie 14 April, 2010

It began with a comment from a group of Auckland teachers at NZEI Te Riu Roa’s annual meeting last year about how much of their own money they spend on…

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