Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 

Economic Success Stands And Falls On Education

Economic Success Stands And Falls On Education – NZSTA

New Zealand will never achieve the economic growth envisaged by the Government unless more money is invested and a greater priority given to education.

That is according to New Zealand School Trustees Association president Chris France who is disappointed to see education being given a seemingly low profile in the Prime Minister’s announcement this week of the Government’s long-term economic vision.

“An innovative economy will only work if it is driven off a world leading education system that produces the people to drive that innovation.

“Government, business and community leaders need to remember education comes a full circle. The youth of today are the business leaders of tomorrow but to achieve their potential our students need a quality education from people who themselves feel that their work is valued.”

High quality educators need to be recognised as leading members of society – indeed they are the most critical profession of all in this information based twenty-first century.

“And yet it seems education has not been identified as a priority,” Chris France says.

“There is a clear need to raise the value of education – and in turn raising the value and esteem of those in the profession because teaching is a complex job. It is vitally important that our educators and their work is valued by all sectors of New Zealand society.

“We need our politicians to take the long-term view and commit to education today for the benefit of our nation tomorrow,” Chris France says. “Only then will we achieve the economic growth and business success that today’s Government desires.”

[ends]

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
At Bats: Locke - The World Theatrical Premiere

On the eve of the biggest challenge of his career, Ivan Locke receives a phone call that sets in motion a series of events that will unravel his family, job and soul... More>>

Other Elections: Kea Crowned Bird Of The Year

These large, green mountain parrots are known for their curiosity and intelligence. Once numbering in the hundreds of thousands, they are now classified as Nationally Endangered with just 3,000 - 7,000 birds remaining. More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis Review: Conflict & Resistance - Ria Hall's Rules of Engagement

From the aftermath of war through colonisation to her own personal convictions, Hall's new CD addresses current issues and social problems on multiple levels, confirming her position as a polemical and preeminent voice on the indigenous NZ music scene. More>>

Howard Davis Review: Another Time, Another Place - David Friesen Trio Live

"It has been said of David Friesen that he does for the art of bass playing what Pythagoras did for the triangle" - Patrick Hinley, Jazz Times. At Wellington's newest jazz venue, the cozy and intimate Pyramid Cub, the trio clicked together from the opening bars, presenting many of the tunes from their marvelous new recording. More>>

Howard Davis Review: The Father - Descending Into The Depths of Dementia

Florian Zeller's dazzling drama The Father explores the effects of a deeply unsettling illness that affects 62,000 Kiwis, a number expected to grow to 102,000 by 2030. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION