NZ Initiative Executive Director addresses the 'disastrous' state of current NZ education system

Dr Oliver Hartwich
Newstalk ZB - Heather Du Plessis-Allan Drive
9 November, 2022

NZ Initiative Executive Director Oliver Hartwich recently wrote an opinion piece in the New Zealand Herald describing the current education system as a 'disaster'.

The piece called for better educational training and more defined career structure for teachers in order to improve our nation's educational rankings in reading and mathematics.

Oliver Hartwich went on to explain that this current educational crisis has been years in the making, and our decline didn't happen overnight. 

"We have a curriculum that doesn't clearly spell out what students should really learn, we haven't really got an assessment system either, our teacher training doesn't really work. We are not good at delivering the basics of literacy or numeracy."


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