“Schools call for decile system review”

It’s only a short article, but here are a couple of quotes… interesting! :

“Ministry of Education figures show there were 60,000 Pakeha children attending decile one, two and three schools in 2000. Now there are half that number.”

“…That would indicate that, in the school sector at least, there is a growing division on ethnic and socio-economic lines, which I would suggest is not a good thing for New Zealand society.”

“…Lower Hutt’s Avalon Intermediate School principal Ian Hastie says many Pakeha families bypass local schools for higher decile schools, because they don’t understand the decile system indicates the wealth of a school’s local area, not the quality of its education.”

Ref: Schools call for decile system review, 08:33 Mon Jun 18 2012 AAP, http://news.msn.co.nz/nationalnews/8485163/schools-call-for-decile-system-review

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This blog is a kind of electronic storage locker for ideas and quotes that inform my research... literary research into fiction for young adults (with a special focus on New Zealand fiction). Kiwis are producing amazing literature for younger readers, but it isn't getting the academic appreciation it deserves. I hope readers of this blog can make use of the material I gather and share by way of promoting our fiction. Cheers!
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