As every law student learns, a rescuer owes a duty of care to a victim not to worsen the victim’s plight. The same principle applies in medical ethics. A doctor’s first duty is to do no harm. Based on the submissions on the government’s NCEA review, this duty is something Education Minister Chris Hipkins would do well to heed. The review aims to rescue our failing NCEA assessment framework. Read more
Education is the cornerstone of any successful country. If New Zealand is to be successful in the future, we must ensure that students are equipped with the skills to assist them into meaningful employment. So why do failing schools stay open? Do parents receive sufficient information about school performance?
Our current research analyses the policy settings preventing the school system from learning from failure and adapting. It focuses on zoning, decile funding, public information about school quality, treatment of failing schools, and how the system identifies and deals with failing teachers. We will also discuss performance management, performance pay, and school performance statistics.