The budget has drawn an angry response from teacher organisations as spending doesn't keeping pace with inflation and additional spending goes into national standards and charter schools.
Students who have an exaggerated belief in what they deserve, known as ‘excessive entitlement’, tend to do worse in their exams than those who take personal responsibility and are internally motivated for success.
The New Zealand Student’s Association is concerned that the Government has announced in the budget that it is cutting back educational support for tertiary education for all New Zealanders aged over 40.
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The New Zealand Principals Federation is concerned that John Banks has expressed a desire to see 50-60 Charter schools within a decade.
Schools' approaches to making judgments against the National Standards are so idiosyncratic and wide-ranging that it is impossible to accurately compare achievement between any two schools, let alone "apples with apples" comparisons across more than 2000 New Zealand primary and intermediate schools.
Maori Television is still looking for talented young New Zealanders to take part in MATARIKI MAGIC, a two-hour show that will be screened LIVE from the Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau on June 22.
Education authors are concerned that the Minister of Education’s decision to take work away from Learning Media such as The School Journal, could lead to the writing of New Zealand educational material being moved off shore.
The Primary Teachers’ Collective Agreement which covers 27,000 teachers has been settled after 10 months of negotiation between the Ministry of Education and NZEI Te Riu Roa.
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