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…

Life Not So Sweet For NZ Teachers

An interesting article in today’s NZ Herald has highlighted the status of teaching  in New Zealand, a popular occupation for many immigrants from OCED countries looking for a lifestyle change down under, it seems that the grass is definitely not greener for many of them. An international report shows that NZ teachers are among the…