Primary and secondary teachers around New Zealand have started meetings to discuss the Government’s new funding scheme for schools.
The meetings for members of the NZEI and the PPTA will take place over the next two weeks.
The government is planning to change the way schools are given money. The new education funding proposal means that schools will get a bulk load of funding. Many teachers believe it will mean an under-funding of teachers, increased class sizes and more pressure on parents to raise money for schools.
PPTA president Angela Roberts said it will facilitate privatisation of education, give schools incentives to increase class sizes and put pressure on parents to raise money for schools.