Labour wants all new teachers to be guaranteed jobs

Stuff reports:

Labour is calling for all teacher graduates to be bonded to schools in a similar way to the Teach First programme, which has been ruled unlawful. …

Labour’s education spokesman Chris Hipkins said Teach First has a much larger “on the job” training component and that should be a focus of all teacher training.

On this part I agree.

Hipkins wants to see a “guaranteed placement” for all graduates once they’ve completed their teaching course.

Umm, the days of the Government guaranteeing jobs was another Muldoon era policy.

Why just guaranteed jobs for teachers? Why not nurses, doctors and engineers? Why not everyone?

“Teach First are doing a really good job and they’re turning out high-quality teaching graduates who are in high demand.”

Great to see Hipkins supporting Teach First though.

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