Since the change of government there have been two key statements on education. One is that National Standards will go. The standards have the highly likely effect of narrowing the curriculum and have been very ineffective in bringing about change.
Messing with Market Forces: Anyone who has done Economics 101 knows the effects of a higher minimum wage. It will cause higher unemployment as firms reduce staff or some firms go under writes Peter Lyons
CAMILLA HIGHFIELD is encouraged by the new coalition government's move to reinstate Te Kotahitanga and other targeted programmes that will help ensure success for all New Zealand students on an individual level.
In a traditional academic model, we group students together, usually by age and perceived ability, and they shepherd them all together at the same pace. Here, Conrad Waitoa talks about the idea of letting students tap into their potential by mastering concepts
Fears legalising cannabis will lead to "drugged out students" in classrooms has a prominent Rotorua principal calling for a rethink on the impending referendum.
ROGER SMYTH anticipates some interesting changes for New Zealand’s tertiary education system under a Labour-NZ First government.
"Closing charter schools" is not a sterile action against faceless organisations, says ALWYN POOLE, in reaction to calls to abolish partnership schools following the change of government.