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Free tertiary education

Monday, 22 August 2016, 10:36 am | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

Labour has announced a fees-free policy. But from a contrary viewpoint, The NZ Initiative has recently argued for means-testing student loans plus restoring interest on tuition aid. More >>

Earnings from Tertiary Education

Friday, 1 April 2016, 9:24 am | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

The Minister of Tertiary Education does a great disservice to the country by pushing income figures for a "prosperous" tertiary education. More >>

New Labour Party Education Policy – a tentative start

Monday, 1 February 2016, 11:23 am | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

QPEC welcomes Labour's Working Futures Plan to fund three years of free tertiary study as a step in the right direction. More >>

A regrettable episode

Thursday, 28 January 2016, 2:59 pm | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

The Quality Public Education Coalition is relieved that the experiment to open a partnership school at Whangaruru in Auckland is over. Dr Liz Gordon says that the model is deeply ideological, based on the incorrect notion that the private sector ... More >>

A billion dollars spent on fees for ‘free education’

Wednesday, 20 January 2016, 5:35 pm | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

Data released today provides further evidence of the growing inequalities in New Zealand education between schools catering to the wealthiest families compared to those educating New Zealand’s least resourced children. Key issues are: More >>

Academic freedom under attack

Monday, 30 November 2015, 11:43 am | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

The police constraints on Dr Jarrod Gilbert's research on gangs are an example of widespread and long-lasting restrictions on academic research contracts that are funded by government departments. More >>

Minister uses incorrect data to blame schools

Wednesday, 4 November 2015, 4:37 pm | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

QPEC co-convenor Dr Liz Gordon is calling for the Minister to use the correct figures on the achievement gap between the richest and poorest in New Zealand. More >>

strong>New Tertiary League Tables: Employment Outcomes

Monday, 28 September 2015, 11:33 am | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

Minister Steven Joyce has announced that from 2017, tertiary institutions will be required to publish "information about the employment status and earnings of their graduates broken down by specific degrees and diplomas." More >>

Charter schools decision driven by politics

Monday, 17 August 2015, 9:33 am | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

The decision to open two more charter ‘partnership’ schools in New Zealand is indefensible on educational or social grounds, says QPEC Chairperson John Minto. More >>

Unitec job losses: press commentary

Tuesday, 11 August 2015, 10:17 am | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

Unitec job losses Unitec has announced 300 job losses in the next 3 years. In QPEC's view, the decision is the outcome of two factors. One is consistent government underfunding of tertiary education. The other is Unitec management's blind faith in neoliberal ... More >>

Gloriavale Christian Community School: What does it teach?

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 9:24 am | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

Registered by the state; inspected by the Education Review Office, and partially funded by taxpayers – but what is taught there? More >>

QPEC Media Release: Tertiary Councils

Friday, 27 March 2015, 11:09 am | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

The National-led Government has stripped tertiary councils of staff and student representation as of right. But universities and wananga still have the power on their own initiative to reinstate these representatives. More >>

Funds for education success go to educationally successful

Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 5:15 pm | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

QPEC wants to know why the extra resources provided by the government’s flagship teacher policy are overwhelmingly being captured by the schools that cater for the wealthiest suburbs of our richest city. More >>

Are partnership schools more trouble than they are worth?

Friday, 20 February 2015, 11:07 am | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

When National fundamentally altered the Education Act to provide for a new, non-accountable, category of schools, the justification was that these schools needed to be freed from the shackles of government regulation in order to provide excellent education ... More >>

Fee paying education not in our interests

Monday, 16 February 2015, 10:46 am | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

Dr Liz Gordon, QPEC spokesperson and educational researcher, today argued against proposals being aired in the media to allow state schools to charge fees. More >>

Unitec betrays its trust

Thursday, 12 February 2015, 9:25 am | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

Unitec's management is betraying the trust of its students, staff and the public, says the Quality Public Education Coalition (QPEC). "Unitec is conducting a spate of restructuring that seriously threatens the viability of its programmes," ... More >>

Government undermines university councils

Thursday, 12 February 2015, 9:22 am | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

Government has this week undermined democracy in universities and wananga, says the Quality Public Education Coalition (QPEC). The Education Amendment Bill, passed Feb 10, takes away the legal right for staff and students to elect representatives to ... More >>

QPEC: Inteuri buys ITTI

Sunday, 8 February 2015, 10:51 am | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

"Inteuri's purchase of ITTI (the Information Technology Training Institute) continues the process of undermining public tertiary education in New Zealand," says Dr David Cooke, spokesperson for QPEC, the Quality Public Education Coalition. More >>

As predicted, charter schools in trouble

Monday, 2 February 2015, 10:56 am | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

When the government changed the Education Act to allow for charter schools, it bet that a bunch of non-educators using their own untested theories of education could run schools for our most disadvantaged students and achieve better results than state ... More >>

State housing sell-off will harm vulnerable children

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 4:49 pm | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

“The government’s planned sell-off of state housing will cause serious harm to the education of New Zealand’s most vulnerable children”, says QPEC Spokesperson John Minto. More >>

 

 

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