Politicians To Go Head To Head On Education Issues In Election Debate

Published: Sun 27 Sep 2020 05:41 PM
NZEI Te Riu Roa is hosting a political debate to put parliamentary parties' education policies to the test ahead of the General Election, with a focus on early childhood, primary education, support staff and learning support.
Candidates include Labour's Chris Hipkins, National's Nicola Willis, New Zealand First's Tracey Martin, the Green Party's Jan Logie and the Māori Party's Tākuta Ferris.
The debate will be hosted by NZEI Te Riu Roa President, Liam Rutherford, and NZEI Te Riu Roa member Tute Porter-Samuels.
NZEI Te Riu Roa members' questions will be put to the candidates, covering policy issues across primary and early childhood education, support staff and learning support.
6.30-7.30pm, Monday 28 September.
Online. The debate will be livestreamed and can be accessed here:
NZEI Te Riu Roa
New Zealand Educational Institute
NZEI Te Riu Roa members work in every community in New Zealand, leading and advocating for quality public education.
We are the 50,000 principals, teachers and support staff who work in primary, area and secondary schools as well as early childhood centres, special education and school advisory services. We come together as NZEI Te Riu Roa - New Zealand's largest education union, a Treaty based organisation and a powerful advocate for quality public education.
We have the most important job in New Zealand - educating for the future.
Contact NZEI
Media Contact:
04 382 2703

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