Democracy returns to Education Council at last
Secondary teachers will be able to elect a secondary principal and a secondary teacher to the council.
PPTA president Jack Boyle says, “The Education Council is the professional registration body for teachers in New Zealand and authentic representation should be at its heart. This is good news for all teachers and the whole education sector.”
“This legislation now puts teachers on a par with other professions, like lawyers, doctors and nurses, who also elect their own representatives to their professional bodies.”
“This Bill is the first step of the many required to raise the mana of our profession. We look forward to working with the Minister on many more,” Boyle says.