Primary school teachers will hold crucial stopwork meetings next month which may either settle their pay dispute or lead to further strikes.
More New Zealanders are finally going into teaching again, apparently because the teacher shortage is making them confident of getting a job.
Education recruitment agency assures principals of rigorous recruitment process so that top candidates with relevant experience are put forward for Kiwi teaching positions.
While the Government says overseas recruitment campaign is having an impact on the teacher shortage, many schools are still struggling to recruit teaching staff. Opposition parties share their ideas on what else is needed to help relieve the shortage.
A massive drive to recruit foreign teachers to fill gaps in schools is costing taxpayers about $10,000 for every teacher recruited.
Over 800 overseas teachers are ready for schools to interview for them to start at the beginning of next year.
Kiwi teacher Reuben Potaka says that while he misses teaching in New Zealand, thinking about what he will earn when he returns, in comparison to what he is earning teaching in Dubai, is “actually devastating”.