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The Tertiary Education Union (TEU) has launched a framework, Te Koeke Tiriti, to help further and deepen its commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. The framework was launched to guide TEU Te Hautū Kahurangi’s Tiriti relationships and behaviours, setting our vision of how members and staff aspire to work together. “Te Tiriti o Waitangi is the foundation for the relationship between Māori and the crown. Honouring our commitment to Te...

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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been told in an open letter that Chris Hipkins was wrong to say good working conditions are an impediment to the success of institutes of technology and polytechnics. The letter features a selection of nearly two hundred personal stories showing the lengths staff go to teach their students, and follows publication last month of a Cabinet paper written by Education Minister Chris Hipkins arguing that...

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Good, but could do better. That’s the verdict from Tertiary Education Union’s six month scorecard of government efforts to reform the tertiary education sector. The TEU said Minister for Education Chris Hipkins had taken some hugely positive steps towards recognising the benefits public tertiary education brings to us all. Two examples in particular stand in stark contrast to the disastrous market-based approach of the last National...

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Good, but could do better. That’s the verdict of the Tertiary Education Union after six months of government efforts to reform the tertiary education sector. Launching a scorecard of the Minister for Education Chris Hipkins’ performance, the TEU said there have been hugely positive steps towards recognising the benefits public tertiary education brings to us all. Two examples in particular stand in stark contrast to the...

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Former National Education Minister Sir Lockwood Smith needs to prove he is willing to listen to a wide range of views from students and staff as part of the Government’s Education Work Plan, the Tertiary Education Union said today. Best remembered for saddling a generation of students with unmanageable debt through the introduction of interest-bearing student loans, Smith was appointed by current Education Minister Chris Hipkins’ to...

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Cabinet Ministers telling staff that good working conditions are an impediment to the success of institutes of technology and polytechnics (ITP) was a mistake, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been told in an open letter published today by the Tertiary Education Union (TEU). The letter features a selection of nearly two hundred personal stories showing the lengths staff go to teach their students, and follows publication...

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