Celebrating 25 Years of Scoop
Special: Up To 25% Off Scoop Pro Learn More
Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

Poll Shows Mallard Out Of Touch

Poll Shows Mallard Out Of Touch

Friday 6 Sep 2002

Revelations that over two-thirds of New Zealanders reject the centralised pay system for secondary teachers shows how hopelessly out of touch Minister of Education Trevor Mallard is, ACT Education Spokesman Donna Awatere Huata said today.

An NBR poll has found that 70 per cent of people support a system of performance-based pay for secondary teacher's, while only 21 per cent opposed it.

"The antiquated, centralised pay system that this government has zealously pursued, as well as the Minister's cosy relationship with the PPTA, has doomed this country to the continued shortage of skilled teachers as well as the subsidisation of bad teachers.

"This country needs a Minister of Education, not a Minister of Teachers. It is time the government listened to the people and gave individual communities the ability to pay good teachers more," Mrs Awatere Huata said.

Ends


Advertisement - scroll to continue reading

Are you getting our free newsletter?

Subscribe to Scoop’s 'The Catch Up' our free weekly newsletter sent to your inbox every Monday with stories from across our network.

© Scoop Media

Advertisement - scroll to continue reading
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels


 
 
 
 

Join Our Free Newsletter

Subscribe to Scoop’s 'The Catch Up' our free weekly newsletter sent to your inbox every Monday with stories from across our network.