in push for Māori Education Authority
A leader of the reo Māori revitalisation movement, Dr Cathy Dewes, is heading a Waitangi Tribunal claim calling for an autonomous Māori Education Authority.
Dewes, who is part of an organisation behind 63 kura and 6500 students around New Zealand, Te Rūnanga Nui o Ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori, claims the Ministry of Education and the Crown have failed to honour the principles by which Māori kura should be run, and have sabotaged decades of efforts to improve kura around the country.
She told Stuff the country needs an autonomous Māori Education Authority if kura kaupapa and their students are to reach their full potential.
She said kura kaupapa, or Māori immersion primary and high schools, are not given full school resources in te reo Māori, so teachers have to translate material themselves.
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