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Government Targeting Truancy and Re-Introducing Charter Schools w/ New Zealand Education Institute President, Mark Potter, New Zealand Education Institute President, Mark Potter: 4 April, 2024

Government Targeting Truancy and Re-Introducing Charter Schools w/ New Zealand Education Institute President, Mark Potter, New Zealand Education Institute President, Mark Potter: 4 April, 2024

Government Targeting Truancy and Re-Introducing Charter Schools w/ New Zealand Education Institute President, Mark Potter, New Zealand Education Institute President, Mark Potter: 4 April, 2024 Government Targeting Truancy and Re-Introducing Charter Schools w/ New Zealand Education Institute President, Mark Potter, New Zealand Education Institute President, Mark Potter: 4 April, 2024, 4.4 MB
Thursday, April 4, 2024

Associate Education Minister, David Seymour, has announced the creation of an establishment board to re-open Charter Schools by 2025.

The government is also set to announce plans to increase school attendance, but has not yet said if this will include fining parents for truancy, which the ACT Party campaigned on during the election.

First, news teamer Fath spoke to New Zealand Post Primary Teachers' Association President, Chris Abercrombie, about their response to the government's plans for the education sector. 

Faith also spoke to New Zealand Education Institute President, Mark Potter.

She started off the interview by asking Potter how he thinks the government could address truancy in schools.