Plan re­jected

South Waikato News - - OPINION -

As an NZEI mem­ber, I re­cently voted to re­ject the Gov­ern­ment’s pro­posed $359 mil­lion spend on their In­vest­ing in Ed­u­ca­tional Suc­cess pro­gramme.

This is the Gov­ern­ment’s plan to pay good prin­ci­pals and teach­ers more money to take them out of their cur­rent school for up to two days a week, in or­der to help other schools.

The Gov­ern­ment would be wise to lis­ten to the 93 per cent of pri­mary school teach­ers who voted in the same man­ner as I did. We feel the ma­jor­ity of us are good teach­ers; what we need is a Gov­ern­ment who will lis­ten to us and work with us, re­gard­ing our pro­fes­sional prac­tice. Jamie Strange Hamil­ton (Abridged)

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