Proposals by the National Party to ration access to higher education will once again make it a privilege only available to the elite, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.
“Speaking at the Education Select Committee, Maurice Williamson let the National Party mask slip and revealed their true agenda to ration access to education and further gut courses of study that aren’t directly linked to employment.
The Labour Party welcomes the Auditor General’s most recent report underlining every child’s right to a free schooling, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.
“Last year I became aware that some schools were charging parents a fee to enrol out-of-zone students. I asked the Auditor General to investigate the matter and I welcome the report presented to Parliament today.
Bill English certainly hasn’t inherited his predecessor’s ability to charm his way into the Australian Government’s hearts if the latest attempt to freeze out Kiwis in Australia is anything to go by, says Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins.
“Today’s news that Kiwis living in Australia will have to pay full tertiary fees under proposed changes by the Australian Government shows Bill English can’t maintain the bromance enjoyed by his predecessor.
New survey results from the Tertiary Education Union of more than a thousand sector staff members show wellbeing is in decline and stress levels are up under National which ultimately leads to students suffering, says Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins.
The Labour Party today reaffirmed its commitments to properly fund quality early childhood education and ensure that all teachers working in early childhood centres are appropriately qualified and registered, says Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins.
The ability for teachers to voice legitimate concerns and thoughts about their profession would be restored under Labour’s private member’s bill that was drawn from the ballot today, says Labour MP Ruth Dyson.
“Under my bill, the Education (Teachers’ Code of Ethics) Amendment Bill, teachers would be given a voice that has been stifled under the National Government.
A frenzied series of announcements in recent weeks can’t hide the fact school buildings and classrooms have been run down during the tenure of the current National Government, says Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins.
The Government has announced a major move to expand the charter schools’ model that will have huge ramifications for parents with children attending state schools, says Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins.
The Minister of Education needs to show some leadership and secure the future of two not-for-profit early childhood education centres that could be faced with closure as the land they sit on is up for sale, Grant Robertson Labour MP for Wellington Central says.
“Karori Kids and Campbell Kindergarten have been providing early childhood education for nearly 30 years in Karori on the site of the old Teachers College. Now that Victoria University has assumed ownership of the land, they are looking to sell the land, and unless a deal is reached that will mean the end of the two centres.