Māori must have more agency and authority over its future if the government wants to increase the number of tamariki in kaupapa Māori education, a new report says.
Last year, Associate Minister of Education Kelvin Davis said he wanted 30 percent of Māori learners participating in kura kaupapa or other Māori medium education by 2040.
In February last year, he said this would see more than 60,000 more Māori learners, 3500 fluent kaiako (teachers) and 250 more kura (schools).
The second report from Te Pae Roa, an independent tikanga Māori support system and investment connector in Te Tai Tokerau, recommends progress towards making a new statutory entity made in partnership with Māori.
Te Pae Roa chair Dr Wayne Ngata said a work programme and transition plan should be developed before the establishment of an entity was fully considered.
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