MPs call for teacher registration to be linked to ability
10:28AM Tuesday February 19, 2008

A long-running parliamentary inquiry into the school system says teachers should get full registration only if they raise the achievement of their students.

The education select committee today released its unanimous findings after its inquiry on making the school system work for every child.

MPs said New Zealand had one of the finest school systems in the world, with many high achieving students.

"However, a disproportionately large number of students leave school with little or nothing to show from compulsory schooling, with underachievement among Maori and Pasifika students a particular concern," their report said.

The cross party committee said its members had agreed on a range of recommendations it believed would increase achievement rates in schools significantly.

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