29 Jun 2016

Poorly performing schools failing to improve

From Nine To Noon, 9:17 am on 29 June 2016

A new report by the think tank New Zealand Initiative finds that 8 per cent of schools are failing to perform - and some students will spend all their school days in them.The report analyses Education Review Office data and says that 90 per cent of the country's two and a half thousand schools are performing well, or demonstrating consistent high-quality performance. But it finds that 8 per cent of schools are poor performers, and more than a third of those, failed to meet expectations for at least two consecutive reviews by ERO. Kathryn speaks to report author Martine Udahemuka.