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Friday, October 19, 2018

Mike Hosking: Yes, teachers are undervalued – but striking is futile

You will be happy if you have a primary school attendant that this morning is back to normal after yesterday's inconvenience.

Brian Rudman: Academic freedom is a right that needs protecting

Just when it looked like the mid-winter madness over who can speak where, was dying down, up popped Opposition leader Simon Bridges.

Kate Hawkesby: Not all teachers are created equal

It's business as usual again today for schools across the country - kids back into uniforms this morning and back into classrooms.

Opinion: James Morris – Finest teachers needed to ensure students succeed

One of the great privileges of working in schools is that we get to share in the success of our students.

Opinion: Paula Wine – Non-teachers: here’s the ‘why’

Paula Wine wants non-teachers to have a better understanding of why primary teachers are planning to strike next week.

Response: Peter Reynolds – ECE matters!

Chief executive of the Early Childhood Council (ECC) Peter Reynolds describes the recent media attack on early childhood education as “another example of ill-formed childcare centre-bashing”.

Lizzie Marvelly: The birds and the bees and the bond

Sex ed is one of those things that nearly everyone remembers.

Response: Nicola Willis – Leave your judgements at the door

A shiver went down my spine as I read Deborah Hill Cone's opinion piece demonising early childhood education. Has she been into an early learning centre lately? Has she talked to families about the choices we make for the care of our kids?

Opinion: Lukas Schroeter – end of Kura Hourua model a sad day for Aotearoa

Lukas Schroeter laments the Government's decision to end the Kura Hourua partnership school model.

Opinion: Deborah Hill Cone – Stop dumping kids in ‘factory farms’

This week on my way to a morning lecture on attachment theory, I walked past a noisy daycare centre. It must have been drop-off time.


Why should we reimagine qualifications?

JUDE BARBACK introduces Education Central’s special feature series ‘Reimagining Qualifications’ with a trip down memory lane.


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The untold value of consistently effective teachers

Don't blame teachers for educational inequality; instead, believe that they can make a real difference, says Chief Executive of Teach First NZ: Ako Mātātupu Jay Allnutt.