5 Aug 2010

Full review of school system wanted

6:56 am on 5 August 2010

Teacher unions and principals say changes announced to the Ministry of Education this week do not go far enough.

They say the Government should review the entire system, which has not changed for more than 20 years.

The Government has announced that the Ministry of Education will create 50 new positions to work closely with schools.

However, the Post Primary Teachers Association and Secondary Principals Association say the Government should go further.

They say a review would improve the support for schools and reduce the number that fail and require commissioners or other forms of emergency help.

But Education Minister Anne Tolley says the ministry is already looking at the way it works and no review is needed.