EDUCANZ Debate Ignores Teachers

Published: Fri 28 Nov 2014 09:28 AM
EDUCANZ Debate Ignores Teachers
The legislation for the creation of the new EDUCANZ to replace the former Teachers’ Council body is now undergoing its second reading. Without warning, it was promoted to the top the queue this week.
President of the New Zealand Principals’ Federation, Philip Harding, said ‘Given that 1,500 people made written submissions to the select committee and only thirteen of those were in support, it is astonishing that so little in the legislation has changed.’
‘We are heading towards the creation of an educators’ council, funded by teachers from their own pockets, but with virtually no influence on the selection of their representatives,’ said Harding.
‘This is a lost opportunity to refresh the Teachers’ Council and its processes, with the profession taking ownership of all the important tools and instruments that it offers, ‘he said.
‘Instead EDUCANZ risks becoming an arm of Government, funded by us, but without our support,’ said Harding.

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