This just in from Simon Oconner…
I won’t say anything more other than sharing thoughts from a well-respected NZ educator in response:
“We have been advocating for 10 years that every primary school teacher needs to have, at least, Level 2 NCEA Maths and Level 1 NCEA Science.
Here is a Labour government Minister telling NZ that our children/families are being screwed over because teachers (most of whom are well above $75k per annum) are “not confident” at the higher primary levels … which are, intellectually, the equivalent of teaching a dog to sit.
Please spread this far and wide. Heads should roll – the Minister, the Associate Minister, the $570,000 Secretary of Education (bet you can’t even guess their name) …
I have no more words – except to say that “teachers” are supposed to be the adults!”
In the link below is a short clip with Jack Tame on Q+A, worth a watch