NZ’s Education Gets Another “F” in UNICEF Report. Why you Shouldn’t Educate Your Kids in New Zealand

New Zealand has been placed towards the bottom of the heap in a new UNICEF report on educational attainment based on results from the  OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). Since 2000, the OECD has been evaluating the knowledge and skills of the world’s 15-year-olds through its PISA test. More than 510,000 students in…

Schools Warned not to Set Debt Collectors on Families that Don’t Pay ‘Voluntary Donations’

New Zealand is getting an F in its international education rankings, and its NCEA high school qualification has fallen into disrepute. The NCEA, a second-rate ‘made-in-NZ’ substitute for the Cambridge International Examinations, has been called a …credit accumulation exercise. The NCEA system encourages schools and students to choose soft-option unit standards and easier achievement standards…