January 24, 2014
Huge boost to education
Maori Affairs and Associate Education Minister Pita Sharples says he was caught by surprise by the latest education sector reform, but he endorses its thrust.
Prime Minister John Key yesterday announced almost $300 million will be spent over the next four years paying high-performing teachers extra to go into struggling schools or to improve outcomes in their own schools.
Dr Sharples says with New Zealand’s results dropping down the international rankings, some action was needed.
" So we only heard this news yesterday. We 're very pleased effort is going in to education. We did quite alot as coalition last year but only around the fringes and the odd project. We had to help Christchurch through their difficulties but, $394m thats alot of money thats going to be spent on this " says Dr Sharples
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