NZ Retro - The Year 1989
1989: the year of major reforms to education, with Tomorrow's Schools. The government shifted substantial financial and administrative responsibilities for managing schools to elected boards of trustees. Schools also wrote their own charters. Some of the old system was stripped away. Regional Education Boards were abolished while the Department of Education was replaced by a leaner Ministry of Education. And other agencies were set up, like the Education Review Office to monitor schools, and the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.