Wednesday, September 15, 2010

NZ teachers 'paid less, work more'

The annual Education at a Glance report, which compares the education systems of the 29 countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, found that after 15 years' experience, a New Zealand teacher made $10,000 a year less than OECD counterparts on average.

It is all about results. And productivity. It is all about working effectively. Our teachers are overpaid for what they achieve. Their achievements confirm their worth. Hard to argue the results.
more adults are in post-secondary education than the OECD average

It also has an unusually high proportion of part-time students, particularly at older ages and vocational levels

NZ has a high rate of tertiary-qualified adults but one in five adults aged 25-34 does not have a Year 12-equivalent school qualification
So once our kids get out of school, they suddenly find that the socialist utopia as indoctrinated is not so. The education recently received does not train for necessary life skills.
More under-5-year-olds are in early childhood education

It is not as though we do not catch kids early enough. After all as a taxpayer I fund their Daddy Day Care and fund the breeders through Working For Welfare. The facilities are in place, every child has to attend school. Yes, it is end result of the product being taught / teachers that is glaringly obvious to all.
NZ has one of the lowest enrolment rates of 15- to 19-year-olds in secondary education

Despite having a high entry into tertiary education, NZ has one of the lowest percentages of entrants who complete their programme

The higher education facilities confirm our kids are not up to scratch either.

Yes, it is hard to argue with facts. NZ teachers are NOT producing the required results. Yet, their answer is 'want more attendance pay'. Bugger off!

National Standards will confirm the finer steps for change along the way. If teachers are doing the hours without results, wrongly thinking they need more attendance pay, a serious game-changing shift to concentrating on core skills like the 3 R's would bring results. And the required increase in productivity.

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