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Reforms will do nothing for quality or relevance

Wednesday, 5 April 2006, 8:53 am | Education Forum

The government's proposed tertiary education reforms appear likely to stifle healthy competition, increase institutions' administrative burden and do nothing to improve the quality and relevance of tertiary education, says Education Forum policy advisor ... More >>

No-interest student loans: Tertiary 'Think Big'

Friday, 31 March 2006, 11:11 am | Education Forum

Writing off interest on student loans for New Zealand-residing graduates, which takes effect tomorrow, will cost millions but will not improve education quality or help disadvantaged students get to university, says Education Forum policy advisor Norman ... More >>

Student loans: the sky's not falling

Wednesday, 14 September 2005, 2:42 pm | Education Forum

Anti student loan debt publicity is scaremongering with no basis in fact and ignores the great successes of the loans scheme, says Education Forum policy advisor Norman LaRocque. More >>

National education policies reflect global trends

Friday, 2 September 2005, 9:47 am | Education Forum

While it is pleasing to see that the National Party and other parties have adopted the direction of reforms advocated by the Education Forum, they have done so because they are proven and successful ideas, not because of ‘undue’ influence. More >>

Revised 20 free hours policy better, still flaw

Monday, 22 August 2005, 3:54 pm | Education Forum

The government's decision to extend the weekly '20 free hours' of early childhood education (ECE) to all 3 and 4 year olds at teacher-led centres is a step forward, but the policy remains flawed, says Education Forum policy adviser Norman LaRocque. More >>

Good childhood ed policy is not child's play

Tuesday, 2 August 2005, 8:44 am | Education Forum

The Early Childhood Council's newly released 'Putting Children First' report shows that designing early childhood education (ECE) policy is not child's play, says Education Forum policy advisor Norman LaRocque. More >>

Scrapping Loan Interest: When Good Policies Go Bad

Wednesday, 27 July 2005, 9:21 am | Education Forum

The Labour Party's proposed scrapping of the student loan interest rate will do nothing to lift quality in tertiary education, nor will it pay good staff more, help build New Zealand's research base or encourage more on-the-job training, says the Education ... More >>

Parents make right call on teacher performance pay

Wednesday, 29 June 2005, 8:51 am | Education Forum

Parents' calls for teachers' pay to be linked to performance, as detailed in Tuesday's Maxim Institute report, are supported by the latest educational research, says Education Forum policy advisor Norman LaRocque. More >>

Get parental choice right, says new Ed Forum

Thursday, 23 June 2005, 8:52 am | Education Forum

Policies that promote choice and competition in schooling must be well-designed and well-implemented if they are to help transform the school system, says a new report from the Education Forum. More >>

NZ experience with school choice in new book

Wednesday, 1 June 2005, 3:35 pm | Education Forum

A new book, from well-known US think tank Cato, which looks at freedom of choice in education around the world, highlights New Zealand's experiences. More >>

Maxim Survey Means Parents Know Best

Monday, 30 May 2005, 1:30 pm | Education Forum

The Maxim survey, out this morning, is further evidence that parents and teaching professionals should be trusted to make decisions about education, says the Education Forum. More >>

Subtext - the Education Forum newsletter

Wednesday, 4 May 2005, 1:16 pm | Education Forum

Welcome to the (slightly late) April edition of Subtext, the Education Forum's monthly newsletter. More >>

National's educational policies for choice

Thursday, 14 April 2005, 1:14 pm | Education Forum

National's policies giving more choice in education - for parents and for self-managed schools - are part of successful, mainstream policies in a number of top-ranking OECD countries. More >>

Ed Forum Says Nats Policy The Real Deal

Wednesday, 13 April 2005, 5:00 pm | Education Forum

The National Party's school education policy released today offers a refreshing vision for improving education and moving the school sector forward, says Education Forum Policy Advisor Norman LaRocque. More >>

Organisation Isn't Representing Interests of Maori

Tuesday, 15 February 2005, 5:38 pm | Education Forum

Te Mana Akonga, the National Maori Students' Association, should praise the student loan scheme for the benefits it has brought Maori, Education Forum policy advisor Norman LaRocque said today. More >>

Maori Student Organisation Misguided

Tuesday, 15 February 2005, 5:07 pm | Education Forum

Te Mana Akonga, the National Maori Students' Association, should praise the student loan scheme for the benefits it has brought Maori, Education Forum policy advisor Norman LaRocque said today. More >>

Rhetoric on Maori Student Loans is Plain Wrong

Wednesday, 24 November 2004, 2:07 pm | Education Forum

National Maori Student Association Te Mana Akonga should stop anti-loan rhetoric and look at the facts, Education Forum Policy Advisor Norman LaRocque said today in response to criticisms of the loan scheme. More >>

New Members Broaden Education Forum Policy Base

Monday, 15 November 2004, 9:55 pm | Education Forum

The Education Forum today proudly announced the addition of two prominent industry representatives as members. More >>

Do student loans discriminate against women?

Friday, 5 November 2004, 2:08 pm | Education Forum

Massey University's Stuart Birks and Rachel Baxter present a seminar on the Human Rights Commission case considering a complaint made by the New Zealand University Students' Association against student loans. More >>

Welcome to the Education Forum Update

Thursday, 28 October 2004, 4:10 pm | Education Forum

The Update is a regular round-up of all that is new at the Education Forum website. More >>