There's belief primary teachers aren't being given enough help to do the best job they can.
The Education Institute's released a report showing how under-staffed and resourced primary schools are.
The primary teachers' union recommends lowering the number of students per classroom, and giving teachers one day in five off for prep.
Auckland University education Professor, Peter O'Connor, made submissions and told Tim Dower parents want schools to excite children about learning, but that's not possible at the moment.
“Our teachers are overloaded, they’re overworked, they’re dealing with really significant behaviour issues at many schools in this country.”