Consult the Education Sector First Says NZ First
Tracey Martin MP
Spokesperson for Education
Consult the Education Sector First Says NZ
New Zealand First says the Government is a
slow learner when it comes to consulting the education
Education spokesperson Tracey Martin says
that with the Budget next week, schools are waiting to see
what ‘bright ideas’ the Minister will come up with next.
“Last year’s Budget saw the announcement on
class sizes. Schools and parents weren’t consulted on this
move and National ended up dumping the idea.
“Think of all the stress that could have been avoided
if the Government had consulted thoroughly before
implementing the debacle that is Novopay.
Government has refused to listen to the education sector’s
concerns about National Standards and has turned off its
hearing aid completely when it comes to Charter Schools.
“For its fifth Budget, the Government needs to make
more of an effort to consult the education sector and the
community, rather than always thinking that it knows
best”, says Ms Martin.
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