The Green Party agrees with the need for more collaboration and non-contact time for teachers, but disagrees that the Government's hierarchical approach is the way to achieve that, said the Green Party today.
The NZEI today voted with a 93 percent majority to reject the Government's flagship education policy.
"This is the latest of the Minister's expensive flagship education policies that she has failed to get over the line," said Green Party education spokesperson Catherine Delahunty today.
"Hekia Parata needs to stop meddling with the system and start working with it instead.
"Research shows the best way to improve education for disadvantaged kids is to mitigate the impact of poverty on their lives and this is where the Green Party would start.
"The Green Party's School Hubs plan provides nurses, school food, and community support that mitigates the impact of poverty and frees teachers up to teach.
"In government we will work with both secondary and primary teachers on the best way to achieve collaboration in the sector," said Ms Delahunty.