The Tomorrow’s Schools education reforms put communities in control of schools through parent-elected Boards of Trustees.
As a result, we have some of the best schools in the world. But some schools struggle. There’s a big achievement gap between kids of different backgrounds – and that’s an issue.
But the Government’s solution is misguided.
Its education reforms will shift crucial decisions away from local communities to ‘Education Hubs’ that will each control 125 schools and will be appointed by the Minister of Education.
The hubs would try to make schools more equal – by moving people in and out of zones or shifting principals between schools – even if this makes good schools worse.
These are the most significant changes in education since 1989.
ACT believes any changes should be voluntary – individual schools must agree to them first.
I encourage you to learn more about the proposed changes and make a submission to the Government here.