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Levy Hike for Private Education Providers Absurd

Thursday, 4 December 2003, 11:45 am | Education Forum

The government's decision to hike levies for private education providers by fifty-five percent defies logic, Education Forum policy advisor Norman LaRocque said today. More >>

Another Step Toward Yesterday's Schools

Thursday, 4 December 2003, 9:39 am | Education Forum

Giving the Secretary for Education the power to cut the pay of striking teachers is a dangerous step, Education Forum policy advisor Norman LaRocque said today. More >>

Education Forum Update, 25 November 2003

Tuesday, 25 November 2003, 10:43 am | Education Forum

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

English's education appointment welcomed

Tuesday, 4 November 2003, 2:37 pm | Education Forum

Education Forum chairman John Morris has welcomed the appointment of Bill English as National's education spokesman, saying it showed the importance that the political party placed in the portfolio. More >>

New org. welcome leadership to private tertiary ed

Friday, 31 October 2003, 10:25 am | Education Forum

The launch of Independent Tertiary Institutions (ITI) is a welcome boost to leadership and quality control in the private education sector, according to Education Forum policy advisor Norman LaRocque. More >>

'Registered' Isn't a Synonym for 'Good'

Monday, 20 October 2003, 10:40 pm | Education Forum

The primary school teachers' union, NZEI, has once again put the interests of its leaders ahead of those of New Zealand children and families, Education Forum policy advisor Norman LaRocque said today. More >>

New Zealand's Education System Needs A New Deal

Tuesday, 14 October 2003, 3:48 pm | Education Forum

Organisations that want the education system to be overhauled are working together more publicly, in a sign of things to come, Education Forum policy advisor Norman LaRocque said today. More >>

Education Forum Update, 30 September 2003

Wednesday, 1 October 2003, 4:14 pm | Education Forum

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

National Finds Right Direction on Education

Tuesday, 23 September 2003, 10:51 am | Education Forum

Education Forum policy advisor Norman LaRocque today congratulated the National Party for recognising many of the core issues that face New Zealand families when they send their children to school. More >>

Yum Char(ter) Schools!

Tuesday, 16 September 2003, 11:37 am | Education Forum

New Zealand should emulate the school reform policy trail being blazed by The People's Republic of China (PRC), according to Education Forum policy advisor Norman LaRocque. More >>

Support document useful basis for consultation

Monday, 8 September 2003, 11:08 pm | Education Forum

Student support review document provides useful basis for consultation The government's student support review consultation document, while not providing many clues as to the policy road ahead, does provide a useful basis for consultation, according to ... More >>

Serving Everybody's Interests: GATS &NZ Education

Monday, 18 August 2003, 3:02 pm | Education Forum

- Much of the concern expressed about GATS by opponents in New Zealand is not that it will have an adverse impact on governments' ability to regulate or fund education, but that it could have such an effect. More >>

Private tertiary education policy expert appointed

Friday, 1 August 2003, 10:39 am | Education Forum

The Education Forum is pleased to welcome Dave Guerin, director of Wellington-based education consulting firm Education Directions, as a new member. More >>

Down and out on $2.75 billion a year

Tuesday, 29 July 2003, 3:24 pm | Education Forum

The government should resist student calls to introduce a living allowance for all students, according to Education Forum policy advisor Norman LaRocque. More >>

A Little Choice Is Good, More Choice Is Better

Wednesday, 16 July 2003, 11:35 am | Education Forum

The Education Review Office report on the performance of Catholic schools in New Zealand strongly highlights the benefits of, and need for, choice in education, according to Education Forum policy advisor Norman LaRocque. More >>

Leading US education researcher to visit NZ

Thursday, 19 June 2003, 12:28 am | Education Forum

Higher teacher pay, increased parental choice, high parental expectations and well-designed school accountability systems are important for good education outcomes, according to a book edited by United States economist Ed Lazear, who visits Wellington next ... More >>

Nats should quit trying to sound like Students

Friday, 16 May 2003, 4:29 pm | Education Forum

The National Party should quit trying to sound like the New Zealand University Students' Association (NZUSA), says Education Forum policy advisor Norman LaRocque. More >>

It's not how big it is, it's how you use it

Friday, 16 May 2003, 4:26 pm | Education Forum

Education Budget 2003: It's not how big it is, it's how you use it More >>

Budget funeral grant initiative shows way to go

Thursday, 15 May 2003, 5:28 pm | Education Forum

The Budget announcement today of an increase in the grant that helps low-income earners with loved ones' funeral costs points the way towards effective 'access' policies by the government. More >>

Tertiary education price controls: just say no!

Thursday, 15 May 2003, 10:50 am | Education Forum

Muldoon had imposed price controls; Duran Duran was top of the charts; and padded shoulders were in fashion. It's not an era many would be keen to revisit! More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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