Today’s media release on education performance within New Zealand exposes the folly of the “we are world class” approach from NZEI/PPTA, Labour and the Greens. Embedded journalist Kate Shuttleworth writes:
The Government aims to increase the number of 18-year-olds gaining NCEA Level 2, or equivalent, to 85 per cent by 2017 – data shows none of the 16 regions are meeting this target.
Nationally 60.9 per cent of Maori 18-year-olds are meeting the target, 68.1 per cent of Pasifika and 82.1 per cent of non-Maori 18-year-olds are reaching level 2 NCEA.Â
A 21% Level 2 gap for Maori and a 14% gap for Pasifika – yet the PPTA and other teacher unions insist no change is required and that Charter Schools are not worth the investment. This despite the latest US research stating: Â Â Read more »