Kiwis lead the way on education
New Zealand Education Minister Chris Hipkins has promised to scrap some official reporting requirements for teachers to reduce their workloads. He has set up a taskforce of education sector groups to report by September on how to “clear the clutter” of administrative reporting off teachers’ and principals’ desks.
“The purpose of this taskforce is to identify and assess compliance and administration tasks generated by external government agencies – including the Ministry of Education,” he says in a Cabinet paper released at an education summit in Christchurch.
“The taskforce will look for those tasks that are unnecessary, overly complex, or duplicative, with the aim of redesigning processes and reducing tasks, thereby reducing the burden of compliance and administration on principals and teachers.”
This is the first of many proposed pro-teacher reforms planned by the Minister. (Source: NZ Herald)