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Teachers: it's not just a numbers game

Teachers: it's not just a numbers game

Deborah Coddington
Thursday, 25 August 2005
Press Releases - Education


It's one thing to promise more teachers, but it's another to recruit and retain them in the profession, says ACT Education spokesman Deborah Coddington.

The MP was responding to Labour's announcement that it will hire an extra 1,300 teachers over three years.

"Labour's ideological aversion to decentralised funding means schools won't have the flexibility to pay good teachers top rates, making recruiting and retaining quality staff difficult.

"ACT believes individual schools and communities should have the freedom to pay good teachers what they are worth, instead of being dictated to by bureaucrats and unionists.

"Until that happens, nothing will change," Miss Coddington said.

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