twice that of Pākeha students for punishment
Māori students are stood down from school as a punishment for bad behaviour almost twice as much as Pākeha students.
Official figures show the rate for Māori is almost 5 per cent, compared with 2.5 percent for Pākeha.
Some experts say the only way to bring that down is for an education system that’s based on Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
A stand-down allows a school to send someone home for up to five days for a total of 10 days in a year.
Some of the reasons include physical or verbal attacks on students and staff, along with continued disobedience and smoking.
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