Press Release – PPTA
PPTA launched the annual conference with the release of its’ end the political ping-pong in education animated video clip. PPTA animated video calls for an end to political ping-pong in education
PPTA launched the annual conference with the release of its’ end the political ping-pong in education animated video clip.
PPTA’s animated video clip reinforces a call to end the political point scoring in education, said president Robin Duff.
“The way education policy is approached simulates a game of political ping-pong,” he said.
“This clip illustrates in a concise and meaningful way the damage policy churn is doing to public education,” said Duff.
He said short-sighted government policy and a lack of evidence-based decision making had eroded secondary education in New Zealand.
“Politicians in New Zealand need to put the bats down and give our young people the chance at success they deserve,” said Duff.
Duff said the government were too quick to take on the failed ideas of some countries and should look to education systems in countries like Finland that are leading the world.
“The Tomorrow’s Schools policy broke our education system into separate, antonymous schools governed by boards. Schools once worked together for mutual benefit, now they compete,” he said.
“Governments are able to deny direct responsibility for the well-being of our students”.
“PPTA is calling for political parties to reach consensus on how their country can maintain and improve a world-leading education system”.