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Education taskforce to address problems facing Kiwi schools

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Newstalk ZB,
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Audio,
Publish Date
Friday, 7 December 2018, 2:44p.m.
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A taskforce is proposing the biggest shake-up in the education system for 30 years, removing most of the powers currently held by school boards of trustees.

The taskforce led by former principal Bali Haque proposes about 20 new regional education boards, or "hubs", to "assume all the legal responsibilities and liabilities currently held by school boards of trustees".

Newstalk ZB political reporter Yvette McCullough told Andrew Dickens the proposal will hopefully address the inequalities in our schools which need to be addressed.

"Right now there is a huge disparity between kids from advantaged areas compared to kids from disadvantage areas.

If we don't work out those social issues, we will never fix the problem. There needs to be a change because the current system isn't working"

LISTEN ABOVE AS YVETTE MCCULLOUGH SPEAKS WITH ANDREW DICKENS

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