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What Is Child Poverty?

Wednesday, 12 February 2014, 12:52 pm | Maxim Institute

“If we don’t know what child poverty is, or agree on how to understand it, it’s hard to do anything about it,” says Kieran Madden, Poverty Issues researcher at Maxim Institute. More >>

Don’t Waste Money On My Family

Tuesday, 28 January 2014, 4:21 pm | Maxim Institute

Dr. Jane Silloway Smith, Research Manager at independent think tank Maxim Institute and soon to be mother of two, questions how helpful Labour’s Best Start for Children package—and an extension of paid parental leave as indicated by National today—are, ... More >>

Appetite For a Longer Parliamentary Term Recognised

Friday, 6 December 2013, 8:45 am | Maxim Institute

Maxim Institute welcomes the release of the Constitutional Advisory Panel’s Report on New Zealand’s Constitution Conversation, particularly as it addresses the issue of New Zealand's parliamentary term length. More >>

Time for a Four-Year Parliamentary Term

Tuesday, 16 July 2013, 9:20 am | Maxim Institute

Attention New Zealand: it’s time for a four-year term. While it’s been in and out of the news all year, after extensive research Maxim Institute has found sufficient evidence that New Zealand is finally ready for this kind of constitutional change. ... More >>

2013 Budget Tool - Introducing the Tax Tracker Web App

Friday, 17 May 2013, 9:20 am | Maxim Institute

Did you know that your tax pays more towards subsidising tertiary education than for the Police and foreign aid combined? More >>

Don’t Shut the Door on for-Profit Partnership Schools

Thursday, 14 March 2013, 11:38 am | Maxim Institute

The third and final Research Note in Maxim Institute’s series on charter schools addresses the proposal of the for-profit model. More >>

Give Partnership Schools Kura Hourua Freedom

Friday, 25 January 2013, 9:40 am | Maxim Institute

“We all want to help pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds. Partnership schools kura hourua could do this, as long as the Education Amendment Bill 2012 strikes the right balance between operational freedom for sponsors and accountability to the ... More >>

Charter schools unlikely to hurt state schools

Tuesday, 27 November 2012, 11:36 am | Maxim Institute

The evidence from overseas does not back up concerns about charter schools harming the state school system. Maxim Institute Senior Researcher Steve Thomas has just completed a review of the best studies available on the impact which charter schools ... More >>

MMP Review Leaves Only Two Questions to Be Asked

Monday, 5 November 2012, 4:45 pm | Maxim Institute

The Electoral Commission’s Review on the MMP voting system has been released by Justice Minister Judith Collins today. More >>

Government Backs Innovation in Education

Tuesday, 16 October 2012, 11:55 am | Maxim Institute

The introduction of the Education Amendment Bill 2012 will see a new kind of innovative schooling created in New Zealand. Maxim Institute Senior Researcher Steve Thomas says the bill, which makes provisions for Partnership Schools ( Kura Hourua ), shows ... More >>

New Research Shows Charter Schools Have Potential

Monday, 8 October 2012, 10:34 am | Maxim Institute

New research produced by Maxim Institute shows that charter schools have potential to increase learning outcomes for some disadvantagedstudents, given certain conditions. Senior Researcher Steve Thomas carried out a survey of high quality studies on the ... More >>

Changes Won't Help Children of Beneficiaries

Wednesday, 12 September 2012, 2:03 pm | Maxim Institute

“In trying to give a leg up to the children of beneficiaries, the Government is undermining one of the key determinants of children’s success: their family,” says Maxim Institute researcher Dr. Jane Silloway Smith. More >>

Visionary Education Policy Not So New

Monday, 10 September 2012, 6:37 pm | Maxim Institute

Maxim Institute Senior Researcher Steve Thomas says Labour leader David Shearer’s speech yesterday outlined a policy that is contradictory. More >>

Electoral Commission Threatens Parliamentary Effectiveness

Monday, 13 August 2012, 1:05 pm | Maxim Institute

Electoral Commission Recommendation Threatens Parliamentary Effectiveness The Electoral Commission’s recommendation to lower the party vote threshold risks making Parliament less stable and effective. The lower threshold will mean it is easier for small parties ... More >>

Positive Moves for Development of Partnership Schools

Thursday, 2 August 2012, 10:24 am | Maxim Institute

Positive Moves for Development of Partnership Schools The Government is on the right track with its announcement of its newly named Partnership School framework. The basic model put forward today will likely see new providers opening state schools ... More >>

Maxim Institute Queries Government Back-Down on Class Sizes

Thursday, 7 June 2012, 3:35 pm | Maxim Institute

Maxim Institute is concerned about the Government’s back-down on class sizes announced this afternoon. Maxim Institute Senior Researcher Steve Thomas says the Government must carefully examine its reasons for backing down. “Is this back-down because ... More >>

Performance Pay: Be Careful Says Maxim Institute

Wednesday, 16 May 2012, 11:58 am | Maxim Institute

/ media release Wednesday 16 MAY 2012 There Are Many Models of Performance Pay-Be Careful Says Maxim Institute The Government’s announcement that it will develop a teacher appraisal system is encouraging. However, Education Minister Hekia Parata’s ... More >>

Consider Constitutional Change Carefully

Tuesday, 27 March 2012, 10:24 am | Maxim Institute

“Many people assume that New Zealand does not have a constitution or at least that it lacks a proper constitution,” says Dr Richard Ekins of the Faculty of Law at The University of Auckland. More >>

Teachers Standards Are Good for Teachers

Tuesday, 20 March 2012, 2:38 pm | Maxim Institute

“Treasury is spot on in saying that New Zealand needs to provide teachers with a more 'robust career path,'” said Maxim Institute Senior Researcher Steve Thomas. More >>

David Shearer Spot on with Focus on Teacher Quality

Friday, 16 March 2012, 10:46 am | Maxim Institute

Labour leader David Shearer was spot on in his speech when he indicated that poor quality teachers should not be teaching in New Zealand’s schools. “Poor quality teachers can set children back by as much as a year’s worth of learning,” said ... More >>

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