24 Jul 2020

Disappointment from teachers over physical restraint changes

From Morning Report, 6:20 am on 24 July 2020

Principals and teachers are unhappy the government has made minimal changes to their ability to physically restrain violent students.

They say after three years of debate about the problem, they were given just 26 hours to respond to a supplementary order paper to the Education and Training Bill before it was passed this week.

Patrick Walsh from the board of the Teaching Council told our education correspondent, John Gerritsen, the government made small improvements but they are not enough.