15 Oct 2018

Govt's teacher recruitment drive inadequate - Simon Bridges

From Morning Report, 7:37 am on 15 October 2018

The National Party says moves to attract 850 new teachers are merely "papering over cracks" of a critical teaching shortage. The government has announced it will spend an extra $10.5 million to recruit teachers in addition to $29.5 million already allocated. But National says Ministry of Education data shows school growth demand alone could be for as many as 1000 more teachers per year over the next five years. Gyles Beckford speaks to leader of the National Party Simon Bridges. He says the government is not doing enough, and he supports teachers having higher pay and smaller classes.