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Let University Councils Decide

Friday, 22 October 2004, 1:25 pm | Education Forum

New Zealand university councils should be allowed the freedom to set 2005 tuition fees at the levels necessary to deliver quality education, Education Forum policy advisor Norman LaRocque said today. More >>

Ignore Unions and Leave Loan Scheme Alone

Thursday, 21 October 2004, 10:18 am | Education Forum

The Associate Minister of Education (Tertiary Education) Steve Maharey's comment on National Radio this morning that further changes to the student loan scheme might be in the offing should be of great concern to those who support sensible and forward-looking ... More >>

Choices Cut As School Enrolment Schemes Increase

Thursday, 14 October 2004, 11:44 am | Education Forum

New figures showing more schools with enrolment schemes in all regions except Auckland mean parents' ability to choose their child's education is on the decline, says Education Forum policy advisor Norman LaRocque. More >>

Skills Package Welcomed

Tuesday, 28 September 2004, 3:36 pm | Education Forum

The Education Forum welcomes today's announcement of a package of changes aimed at addressing skill shortages, policy advisor Norman LaRocque said today. More >>

Quality Commission the right move

Thursday, 16 September 2004, 4:58 pm | Education Forum

The new, private student protection and complaints service is a responsible move by private education providers, the Education Forum says. More >>

Education Forum News

Friday, 10 September 2004, 2:43 pm | Education Forum

Higher tertiary tuition fees and school sector reforms the best ways to enhance the 'right to education' More >>

Education Forum Appoints Three New Members

Tuesday, 24 August 2004, 11:59 am | Education Forum

The Education Forum today announced the appointment of three educationalists - drawn from the primary, secondary and tertiary education sectors - as members. More >>

Subtext - the monthly newsletter of the Education

Thursday, 17 June 2004, 2:48 pm | Education Forum

Understanding learning differences between boys and girls Changing how students are assessed could help to address the problem of boys dropping behind at school, a visiting educational psychologist says. More >>

Education Forum Update

Thursday, 10 June 2004, 8:21 am | Education Forum

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

Parents in the zone when it comes to school choice

Tuesday, 1 June 2004, 10:19 am | Education Forum

A new study showing many New Zealand parents want school zoning removed to give more choice over their children’s schooling is in-line with increasing numbers of studies from around the world, says the Education Forum. More >>

School Choice: Lessons from New Zealand

Monday, 31 May 2004, 4:18 pm | Education Forum

Thank you for the opportunity to address this Cato Institute conference What Americans Can Learn from School Choice in Other Countries. My name is Norman LaRocque and I am a policy advisor with the New Zealand Business Roundtable (www.nzbr.org.nz) and ... More >>

Free childcare for some will cost us plenty

Friday, 28 May 2004, 10:02 am | Education Forum

Budget-announced plans to give some children 20 hours per week for free at community-based early childhood education services will disadvantage the many families who choose other types of providers for their children, says the Education Forum. More >>

Allowances Expansion A Cost The Country Can’t Bear

Thursday, 27 May 2004, 5:36 pm | Education Forum

The Budget’s expansion of student allowances while benefiting students short-term will simply be money unavailable for more necessary social investment and other levels of education, says the Education Forum. More >>

A New Deal: Choice and Competition

Friday, 21 May 2004, 12:50 am | Education Forum

I want to speak to you today about the Education Forum's vision for the New Zealand school sector, as set out in A New Deal: Making Education Work for All New Zealanders, which was released in October 2003. Second, I will discuss in greater detail the ... More >>

Welcome to the Education Forum Update

Friday, 16 April 2004, 3:20 pm | Education Forum

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

Fee maxima system the real threat to medical ed.

Wednesday, 14 April 2004, 3:19 pm | Education Forum

The government's tuition fee maxima policy, not government under-funding, is the real threat to medical education in New Zealand, according to Education Forum policy advisor Norman LaRocque. More >>

A Rant Heard Around The Block

Thursday, 8 April 2004, 9:53 am | Education Forum

The minister of education's rant on school funding yesterday does nothing to enlighten the debate over the best way to achieve better educational outcomes for New Zealand children, according to Education Forum policy advisor Norman LaRocque. More >>

Export ed levy will punish successful businesses

Friday, 26 March 2004, 10:31 am | Education Forum

The proposed export education levy will mean successful education businesses becoming responsible for the debts of unsuccessful ones - causing reductions in their worth and less investment in the education sector, according to Education Forum policy ... More >>

A New Salvo in the Debate About Schooling

Tuesday, 24 February 2004, 1:17 pm | Education Forum

The Education Forum is today launching a substantial addition to debate about New Zealand schooling with Mark Harrison's book, Education Matters: Government, Markets and New Zealand Schools . More >>

Outdated Pay Structure Cause of Teacher Shortage

Monday, 26 January 2004, 2:57 pm | Education Forum

Teacher shortages will be an annual fixture until the education system's outdated pay structure is dumped, Education Forum policy analyst Norman LaRocque said today. More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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