Step back­wards

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION -

Edi­tor,

It is my un­der­stand­ing that city coun­cil­lors re­cently passed a mo­tion that expressed sup­port for lo­cal teach­ers in their ap­peal to the Min­is­ter of Ed­u­ca­tion about the Na­tional Stan­dards.

Good on both the coun­cil­lors and the teach­ers for tak­ing a stand against what is es­sen­tially a gi­ant back­wards step in ed­u­ca­tion pol­icy.

Com­par­isons with OECD coun­tries show New Zealand has a world-class ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem. Many of our ed­u­ca­tion prod­ucts are ex­ported over­seas, and our

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