Education: Nation interview with Chris Hipkins

Chris Hipkins has had a challenging start to his job of Minister of Education (he is also busy with other things, being Minister of State Services, Minister Responsible for Ministerial Services and Leader of the House).

He has had a lot of pressure from the National opposition over his determination to see the end of partnership (charter) schools.

And he has had to deal with teachers striking, taking advantage of a Government that should be more impressionable to their needs.

He is being interviewed on Newshub Nation this morning (9:30 am, also 10:00 am Sunday).

Won’t commit to smaller class sizes, says more support for students with special needs is the current focus

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  3. Zedd

     /  August 4, 2018

    Hipkins made some very clear points: Teachers union accepted less from Natl (9 years) than they are now demanding from the new Govt. & the focus is not just on money.. but further reforms to NCEA, National standards, special needs students, fee free Uni (1st year), class sizes etc. etc.

    I find it unbelievable that some commentators are trying to ‘shoot them down’ after only about 9 months on the job.. Natl were there for 9 looooooooooooong years & CREATED many of these problems OR neglected to fix them !

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  August 4, 2018

      You mean Labour have been promising to fix everything for 9 years and now find they can’t?

      • Zedd

         /  August 4, 2018

        maybe they just need a bit more than 9 months to fix it ALL up… AW

        reflections of nearly every other issue that Natl let fall into neglect !