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New Zealand government backtracks on teaching cuts

The Government is preparing to back away from plans to reform the funding of intermediate schools. The association representing intermediates says more than 300 technology teachers were going to be pushed out of a job under the changes. And this afternoon Prime Minister John Key conceded that some schools would lose too many teachers under […]

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Commission fiddles while its cred burns

9 April 2012: The convention that public servants remain neutral exists for a good reason. If next month’s Budget likely features even more belt tightening than earlier expected, there is one taxpayer-funded agency whose funding could surely go under the knife. Such is the State Services Commission’s seeming indifference to the slow politicisation of the […]

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