10 Dec 2018

Radical overhaul of schools - the details

From Nine To Noon, 9:08 am on 10 December 2018
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Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller

The government's independent task force has reviewed the school system finding it is underfunded, and not working for too many groups including Maori, Pasifika and disabled children.

It recommends the creation of a network of "Education Hubs", covering around 125 schools each, run by government appointed directors.These hubs would take over boards' responsibility for school property and finances, legal matters, and educational performance.

Kathryn Ryan talks through the detail of the major proposals with the chair of the independent task force, Bali Haque.