Monday, 05 October 2015, 8:39am

Out Now: Werewolf 57

Big Data & Child Welfare - Uber - Flying With Food Allergies - "Disruption" - Film: It Follows - Coney Island (And The Trumps) - Music: White hipsters, Art Pepper - Satire: Nonsense Nationalism - Music Bradford Cox of Deerhunter - Music: The Mountain Goats

Schools: Achievement-Based Funding Would Be A Disaster

The Education Minister’s speech to the PPTA Conference yesterday raising the spectre of achievement data driving a new funding system would be disastrous for New Zealand children, says NZEI Te Riu Roa.

“National standards data should never be used to blame and punish the schools doing the hardest work with our most disadvantaged children,” said NZEI Te Riu Roa National Secretary Paul Goulter.

Similar performance funding schemes which link resources to student achievement have failed overseas and should not be any part of a funding re-design , as they would only worsen inequality and make it harder for children in our poorest communities to achieve. More>>

  • Video Out-Link - PPTA Annual Conference 2015 on Livestream (Q+A dicussion suggests funding would be directed to less successful schools.)


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