John Fletcher – opinionated essays
Way back in 1991 communism collapsed in Russia and its satellites. The “market economy” had triumphed over the communist “command economy”. Adam Smith’s “invisible hand” had won.
The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations has welcomed Labour Party leader Andrew Little's floating of the idea of bonding graduates to public sector jobs in exchange for support with reducing their student loans.
Education Minister Hekia Parata has announced that Halswell Residential College in Christchurch will become fully co-educational from next year.
Since 2014, the boys’ school has been able to take up to five girls, or 40 percent of its roll. The school has a waiting list of female students whose families wish them to attend a co-educational school.
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In 2013, the Ministry started legal proceedings, on behalf of schools, against Carter Holt Harvey and others, alleging the supply of defective building products. The Supreme Court has found in favour of the Ministry of Education.
Iain Taylor, President of the New Zealand Principals' Federation (NZPF) said he was gobsmacked to have yet another choice of school, 'Online Schools' turn up in the Education Act Update announcement.
'Online Schools were never mentioned in any of the documents prior to the call for submissions on the Update but suddenly, yesterday, here they are!' said an astonished Taylor.
Skyrocketing NCEA pass rates "clearly indicate" unrealistic grade inflation in New Zealand's schools, an international expert says.
I’m a new academic and I keep being told that my lectures are boring. Is this really the best way to develop as a teacher?
In the past, a school pupil thinking of going to university would make a decision after attending an open day or two and a chat with a careers adviser.