what was announced feels like a dud.
When interviewing primary school teachers, two resourcing issues have been raised over and over again – adequate learning support for children that need it, and smaller classroom sizes.
Both require significant financial investment from the Government, as well as people.
They’ve been the elephants in the classroom. Access to greater learning support requires major system change and poses questions around equity of access and eligibility. Smaller classroom sizes are easier to grasp as a concept. It’s often pitched by politicians, especially in election years, but nothing has changed in over a decade.
Link to video and article: Analysis: Classroom size cut overdue, but policy feels like a dud (1news.co.nz)