It’s Christmas time, but according to the Trans-Tasman Political Report it may as well be April Fools, with the naming of Finance Minister Bill English as their Politician of the Year says New Zeal
As the school year starts winding up, teachers and school staff are still trying to sort out Novopay errors amidst the fear of being left in financial limbo over the summer holidays again, says New
New Zealand First Education spokesperson Tracey Martin says stressed teachers are being put under pressure due to an overzealous Government demanding duplicate requests for repayment.
New Zealand First says the flawed Novopay system is creating new problems that are impacting on children’s learning in the classroom.
New Zealand First says the decision by teachers and principals to boycott the trial of a national standards computer system shows they’ve had enough of being pushed around by the Government.
New Zealand First says the passing of the Education Amendment Bill creating charter schools is a blow to the state education system with no Government guarantee of success.
New Zealand First has accused the Government of wasting taxpayers’ money and a lack of oversight with the failed Ministry of Education payroll system Novopay.
New Zealand First says the Government is a slow learner when it comes to consulting the education sector.
New Zealand First is asking the Government for an assurance that it is not going to use the Novopay debacle to sneak in changes to the teacher pay scales system.
There is increasing concern National Standards results are flawed and the Government is using flawed data to make educational achievements look better than they actually are says New Zealand First.