New Zealand First has commended the extra $359 million the Government is investing in education, but has pointed out that there is no extra funding to get more teachers in our schools.
Families are feeling the brunt of welfare reforms as parents struggle to provide for their children at the beginning of the school year says New Zealand First spokesperson for social policy Asenati Lole-Taylor.
New Zealand First has again warned that the Government’s truancy service, Integrated Attendance Service (IAS), is failing students and their schools.
New Zealand First says the flawed Novopay system is creating new problems that are impacting on children’s learning in the classroom.
Asenati Lole-Taylor will be attending the launch of Fonterra Milk for Schools in Wellington as an invited guest.
New Zealand First says today’s release of National Standards data should come with a warning label for parents that the information is “completely useless”.
New Zealand First says the Government’s decision to become involved in feeding children at school should come with an apology to principals who’ve been dealing with children battling to reach their potential because they’ve come to school hungry.
New Zealand First says the Government is a slow learner when it comes to consulting the education sector.
New Zealand First says the Government must send in payroll experts to individual schools to unravel what could be significant tax headaches for staff from Novopay’s continued blunders.
New Zealand First says it is unacceptable that the Government has ignored a High Court ruling to keep Salisbury School open and instead is trying to shut it through dodgy backdoor politics.