5,000 Teachers Working in New Zealand are Unauthorized to Teach

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Still think that NZ has a great education system? take some time to read the headline in today’s NZ Herald headline

5000 teachers working in NZ ‘unauthorised’

More than 5000 teachers working in schools across the country in the last year were unauthorised, while another 400 did not appear on any Teachers Council records, the organisation’s annual report says.

By matching its own records against the Ministry of Education’s payroll information, the Teachers Council discovered the discrepancy.

It found 5045 teachers working in schools whose authorisation to teach had expired, and a further 433 teachers who were being paid but were not listed on the council’s data for the 2013-2014 year…

No wonder the level of educational attainment is so poor and the number of conduct and conviction cases is rising.

The Teacher’s Council has

“received 90 reports or complaints about teacher competence, up from 58 the previous year, and resolved 436 conduct and conviction cases, more than the 345 dealt with in the 2012-2013 year. On top of those, 55 cases were referred to the disciplinary tribunal, up from the previous year’s 39…”

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One thought on “5,000 Teachers Working in New Zealand are Unauthorized to Teach

  1. ‘By matching its own records against the Ministry of Education’s payroll information, the Teachers Council discovered the discrepancy.’ and therein lies a whole other can of worms, since when did the Ministry of Education’s payroll system become a reliable source of information? LOL

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