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NZ schools are failing our kids – we need urgent change

OPINION: Truancy is just the tip of the iceberg of changes needed.

NBR columnist Duncan Garner speaks with Maria Slade.

Duncan Garner Tue, 14 Feb 2023

It is expected this week that Prime Minister Chris Hipkins will announce a return to funding truancy officers across New Zealand schools. 

Great move and I support it wholeheartedly. 

A poll on this issue yesterday at Today FM had 85% of people supporting the move. Slam dunk isn’t it? 

Much depends

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NZ schools are failing our kids – we need urgent change
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