The latest announcement that just 129 further schools have expressed interest in the Government’s controversial $359 million Investing in Educational Success scheme is a clear indication of the lack of confidence that teachers and principals have in the plan, the NZEI says.
It has been more than a year since the Prime Minister announced that the Government was intending to spend millions of dollars creating new roles for teachers and principals.
NZEI President Louise Green says to date less than 10 per cent of schools have taken the first step towards signing up to the scheme.
“This clearly shows that teachers and principals do not believe in the IES top-down managerial approach or that creating new, highly paid roles for some will benefit children’s learning. That’s why the majority continue to reject the IES.”