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Is private education worth an extra $20,000 a year?

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 10 Aug 2020, 4:31pm
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Is private education worth an extra $20,000 a year?

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 10 Aug 2020, 4:31pm

A think tank is calling for better measuring of the quality of schools than the decile system.

A New Zealand Initiative study shows students at integrated schools have the best chance on average of achieving University Entrance.

An integrated school is funded by the state, but has a special character, such as an alignment with a church.

Nearly 39 percent of integrated school students achieve UE, compared to 37 percent of private school students and 30 percent in state schools.

Policy analyst Joel Hernandez says the Education Ministry should adapt whatever's working at integrated schools for everyone.

"If we want to get better measures of school performance andĀ education outcomes for every single student, we really do need to getĀ more complex and more sophisticated measures."

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