“World Class Education?” – NZ Initiative report

News items - In the media - 7 October 2013

Teach First NZ was highlighted today in The New Zealand Initiative’s first major report on education – “World Class Education? Why New Zealand Must Strengthen its Teaching Profession” – as an important way to attract greater numbers of bright and well-rounded graduates into teaching.

Teach First NZ was highlighted today in The New Zealand Initiative’s first major report on education – “World Class Education? Why New Zealand Must Strengthen its Teaching Profession” – as an important way to attract greater numbers of bright and well-rounded graduates into teaching.

The report found that:

    - New Zealand has a high quality but unequal education system.
    - It fails too many Māori and Pasifika students, with wide gaps in performance.
    - More policies are needed to attract, retain and develop top teaching talent.

Teach First NZ believes that all young people in New Zealand should have the opportunity to attain an excellent education, and that a high-status teaching profession focussed on quality is one of the most important factors in working towards this vision. We welcome this report’s contribution to the education discussion, and look forward to working more with our partners to contribute to reducing educational inequality in New Zealand.

Download the full report here
Read The New Zealand Initiative’s media release here
Read the Education Minister’s response to the report here