Shortage of jobs for primary school teachers

Rebecca Young - looking for work along with hundreds of others.Hundreds of teachers are out of work as graduates fight for vacancies which can attract as many as 100 applications each. A new Ministry of Education report on teacher supply shows jobs remain hard to come by. Aucklander Rebecca Young, 40, has been looking throughout the country for a primary school job since graduating in May last year. At least 40 of her graduating class were in the same position, [...]

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Schools face Govt takeover if pupils fail

Me being right all the time can be tiring - for everyone.Hekia Parata today warned that Schools where children were failing exams could be taken over by the Government. She also warned that staff need to be held accountable for students' performance. School interventions - where powers are taken away from a board and put in the hands of a statutory manager or commissioner - usually take place after major staffing, safety or financial issues. But Education Minister Hekia Parata [...]

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