Hipkins! …cut the jibber jabber, eyes front and pay attention!
Chris Hipkins has tried to bag National Investing in Education Success (IES) plans as he goes about his ban-a-thon.
The Waikato Times have also acknowledged that he doesn’t know what he is talking about it and has failed to even notice the PPTA support.
Hipkins’ report card on Parata’s handling of the policy said a Labour Government would “almost certainly” dump it. Labour’s own model (to be announced within the next two weeks) would draw on teacher expertise to improve educational outcomes. But, according to the PPTA, that’s what Parata has done – and it welcomes the results.
Labour’s education spokesman, Chris Hipkins, has given Education Minister Hekia Parata a low mark for trying to introduce the expert teachers policy, “Investing in Educational Success”.
Because of the lack of input from school leaders, he said, she “has failed spectacularly” and “clearly needs to go back to school to learn what consultation actually means”. But perhaps Hipkins has failed to assess all the relevant material. Earlier this month, Parata released a report on the shaping of the $359 million policy to create a new career structure for teachers after consulting with the education sector.Â Read more »