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Reflections on the Education Summit

Reflections on the Education Summit


Posted By on May 24, 2018

Experts from the tertiary education sector attended the Government’s recent Education Summit in Auckland. Here, a couple of the Tertiary Education Union members that were there reflect on how the summit went. Bill Rogers, Te Tumu Arataki, TEU National Vice President Māori A very well organised and successful event where we could network and find out what was on top for educators. Reflected the success of Kura-ā-Iwi and  the kaupapa of...

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Time to break the rules

Time to break the rules


Posted By on May 24, 2018

Sandra Grey, national president of the Tertiary Education Union, reflects on last week’s Budget and calls on the Government to change its fiscal responsibility rules so we can better pool our nation’s resources to meet the needs of all New Zealanders. When I was asked to give a movie-style star rating to the first instalment of Labour’s Budget trilogy, single measures seemed unfair, so I gave it five stars for the script, but a three...

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Grant Robertson’s first Budget has worsened the funding crisis facing tertiary education. Speaking ahead of the Budget announcement, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told organisations gathered in Parliament that it would provide a foundation for the future. An hour later this aspiration was dealt a severe blow by Robertson’s failure to invest further in tertiary education. The need for a well-functioning, quality tertiary education...

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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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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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The Tertiary Education Union is gathering ideas to present to the Prime Minister as part of her national kōrero on the future of education. The Prime Minister said Kōrero Mātauranga was the first step in finding out what students, staff, children, young people and their parents want the education system to look like over the next 30 years. Jacinda Ardern added that if the government is going to improve education to meet the needs of...

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