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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Opinion: Patrick Walsh – Fix teacher shortage, bring back teachers on secondment

There are solutions to the teaching crisis.

Response: Lynda Stuart – Govt needs to address ECE teacher shortage

NZEI Te Riu Roa President, Lynda Stuart, is seeking urgent action on the ECE workforce.

Opinion: Kathy Wolfe – When will the Ministry take action on the shortage of...

While schools are facing teacher shortages, Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand Chief Executive Kathy Wolfe urges the Government not to forget about similar recruitment challenges faced by the early childhood education sector.

Response: Peter Reynolds – ECE centres are not “nasty corporates”

Chief Executive Officer of the Early Childhood Council Peter Reynolds responds to Peter Lyons' opinion piece which criticises the early childhood sector for its focus on corporatisation.

Opinion: Peter Lyons – Business and Early Childhood Education make uneasy bedfellows

Peter Lyons says the corporatisation of childcare is fraught with contradictions.

Opinion: Joanna Mathers – Why the New Zealand high school model does students no...

Isn't it time for some tough questions about the high school model? Joanna Mathers investigates.

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.


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Opinion: Peter Lyons – The downside of uber parenting

Peter Lyons says real resilience is shaped by real hardship, something that many parents of today try and circumvent for their children.


Sponsored: Forming habits of a lifetime – getting food right at...

Education Central asks the team at Heart Foundation’s Fuelled4life why it’s so important to get food right for children during their busy day at school and pre-school.