City teachers to protest against policy

Last updated 05:00 03/09/2014

Relevant offers

Southland teachers will take to the streets on Friday morning to lobby against a Government education policy.

Members of the New Zealand Educational Institute will meet at the offices of Invercargill MP Eric Roy and Clutha-Southland MP Bill English.

The institute will present its Better Plan, which calls for smaller class sizes and more funding for special needs, to the MPs as an alternative to the government's Investing in Educational Success policy.

NZEI representative Anna Rowe-Dean said the Southland lobby was part of a nationwide campaign. As many as 100 members would meet at 7.30am outside Roy's Invercargill office and English's Gore office on Friday, she said.

The institute had also invited Roy to attend. The campaign was not only to also raise awareness among politicians, but was also targeted at the general public, especially commuters.

While there would not be a "huge number" of commuters in Southland, the lobby would attract a lot of attention in places like Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland, Rowe-Dean said.

An NZEI survey of teachers showed 93 per cent of participants had no confidence in the Investing in Educational Success policy.

The $359 million policy will introduce executive principals and expert teachers to work within a community of schools to lift student achievement.

Ad Feedback

- The Southland Times

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content

Social Media
The Southland Times on Facebook

Subscribe to a digital replica of The Southland Times.

Digital edition

Subscribe to a digital replica of The Southland Times.

Click here to read our free community newspapers from around the region.

Community newspapers

Click here to read our free community newspapers from around the region online.

Southland Times subscriber news and information.

Subscriber services

Southland Times subscriber news and information.

Click here for information about advertising with The Southland Times.

Advertise

Click here for information about advertising with The Southland Times.