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Registering unqualified teachers – wacky National-ACT idea

1 November 2012

Registering unqualified teachers – another wacky National-ACT idea

The extraordinary suggestion that unqualified people be given official teacher registration is yet another example of how quality teaching is seriously at risk under the Government’s policy direction.

“This is trying to fit a bad idea into a good system,” says NZEI Te Riu Roa National Secretary Paul Goulter.

He says the suggestion, from the Charter School Working Group, would gravely undermine our quality public education system.

“This is yet another wacky National-Act idea and shows that the Government is on a very dangerous path in trying to accommodate its coalition partner.

“The Government’s new Education Amendment Bill would allow unqualified people to teach at charter schools. Will the next step be allowing unqualified people to register as teachers to enable them to teach in our public schools?

“Clearly the Government does not understand quality teaching and education and is more interested in undermining our quality public education system to pursue dangerous ideology.

“What’s next? Unqualified people applying to become registered doctors or nurses?

“Parents and teachers are very concerned about this. The Government needs to stop experimenting with children’s education before it’s too late.”

ENDS

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