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Friday, March 22, 2019

Opinion: Pat Walsh – Radical education shake-up comes with risks

The Tomorrow's Schools regime has been in place for 30 years with very mixed results.

Opinion: Kia King – Why Education Hubs will achieve what Boards have not been...

Parent Kia King believes releasing some responsibility from boards of trustees is welcome and necessary and could make our education system more equitable.

Opinion: Alwyn Poole – Reject the Tomorrow’s Schools Report

Alwyn Poole argues that the last thing New Zealand’s education system needs is another layer of bureaucracy.

Opinion: Briar Lipson – Time to speak up on ideas from school taskforce

The Tomorrow's Schools Independent Taskforce sees competition and self-governance as bad, collaboration and ministry management as good. It is seductive stuff, if a little Orwellian.

Opinion: Peter Lyons – Why more taskforces, working groups and endless recommendations won’t cut...

Following on from his recent opinion piece in Education Central and in response to discussion on this topic, Peter Lyons continues the debate.

Opinion: Peter Lyons – Why this Government can’t afford to let teachers win

Peter Lyons says if this government provides teachers and other public servants with double digit pay increases the likely outcomes will be a budget deficit and increased inflation.

Opinion: Kia King – The ups and downs of Teaching Your Own

Parent Kia King reflects on the benefits and drawbacks and her hopes and fears when it comes to homeschooling her children.

Opinion: Joel Hernandez – Data driving education change

NZ Initiative Policy Analyst Joel Hernandez says the Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI) is helping inform a project which aims to find out how much value a school adds to its students after adjusting for each student’s background characteristics.

Opinion: Oliver Hartwich – Centralism attacks Tomorrow’s Schools

NZ Initiative Executive Director Dr Oliver Hartwich says if the recommendations from the Tomorrow's Schools Review taskforce are implemented, schools will lose autonomy and come under greater Government control.

Opinion: Frank Greenall – Full speed ahead for Yesterday’s Schools

Education in New Zealand looks to be heading back to the 1870s. Would that be back to the future or forward to the past?


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