Teachers and principals have spoken out at an emotional public meeting against Government taskforce proposals which they say would move them around schools "like numbers in a spreadsheet".
Graham Foster analyses the Tomorrow’s Schools Review report. He believes the direction of the TS Review must be altered to reduce the importance of how we administer education and give greater recognition to the importance of the curriculum, students and teachers.
Peter Lyons says that without quality people in teaching and education the Tomorrow's Schools reforms are meaningless.
A national battle over proposed radical changes to the school system kicks off this week with the first of more than 70 public meetings.
Radical plans to end New Zealand's system of self-governing schools are opposed by almost half of all school boards, judging by an initial sampling.
In the Weekend Herald's survey, schools are split on whether the funding changes proposed in the taskforce report will benefit their pupils.