September 03, 2012
NZEI backs call for compulsory reo
Meanwhile, NZEI Te Riu Roa has backed the Independent Maori Statutory Board’s call for te reo Maori to be compulsory in all Auckland primary schools.
National president Ian Leckie says the primary teachers’ union has a long-standing policy that all New Zealand children should have the right to learn Te Reo.
He says that means access to good quality teaching, and the institute is keen to talk with the Government about more training for teachers in the language.