September 18, 2020
Union endorses Māori Party education wero
Primary teachers’ union NZEI Te Riu Roa wants the next Government to pick up the wero set out in the Māori Party’s education policy.
Its matua takawaenga, Laures Park, says the union backs more support and resourcing for kaupapa Māori education, Māori approaches in mainstream education, and the teaching of Te Reo Māori.
She says the Māori Party policies would go some way towards fixing an institutionally racist system that underserves mokopuna Māori.
The key is putting Māori tamariki, whānau and whakaaro first.
There is also a commitment to fair pay for kōhanga reo kaimahi, in line with the union’s Te Ake Rautangi campaign.
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