The Labour party opposes Charter Schools because there is no requirement for the schools to hire only registered teachers. They claim it is to protect the children.
Chirs Hipkins even said that in parliament the other day:
Chris Hipkins: … but I am concerned about students’ safety from being in classrooms with unqualified, unregistered teachers …
Hon Nikki Kaye: Is the member saying that children in early childhood centres are unsafe? Is that what the member is saying? Is that what he’s saying to every single child in an early childhood centre.
CHRIS HIPKINS: Yes.
Which makes the story in the NZ Herald about a registered teacher who falsified her records even more funny, not because she managed to fool John Campbell, but because she also fooled the Teacher’s Council the body responsible for registering teachers.
A childcare worker who forged her qualifications has been sentenced to eight months’ home detention.
Tracy Gwendoline Hibberd was found guilty of five counts of forging documents and three of obtaining by deception by a jury at the Auckland District Court in March. Read more »