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  • Nikita Rodgers
    pledged support 2017-08-08 17:37:16 +1200
    TOP is the best party for a future-focused and compassionate NZ society!
  • Paul Harrow
    pledged support 2017-08-06 11:15:18 +1200
  • Pia Searancke
    pledged support 2017-08-04 01:58:22 +1200
  • Vicki Powell
    pledged support 2017-08-03 12:56:40 +1200
  • Dave Willetts
    pledged support 2017-08-03 07:15:38 +1200
  • David Waters
    pledged support 2017-08-02 14:44:06 +1200
    Yes. Just yes. About time someone in Aotearoa cottoned on to what research has been telling us for years.
  • Elix Hart
    pledged support 2017-07-20 21:46:09 +1200
  • Sherene Newby
    pledged support 2017-07-20 14:17:06 +1200
  • Val Morrison
    pledged support 2017-07-20 13:54:06 +1200
    I have taught ECE since 1982 & have seen a bizarre increase in relentless paper work and NO corresponding improvement in quality,in fact tiny centres like mine are a dying breed and yet they provide the safest and best for little ones as they are usually run by people who are in it for love and because of a passion for teaching in a quality setting.Your policy is music to my ears.What a breath of fresh air!!!!
  • Martin Finkel
    pledged support 2017-07-20 12:35:52 +1200
    If we are asked how, specifically, will TOP implement the Education policy in New Zealand schools, I suggest as one item of our policy that we commit to introducing a music education module into elementary schools (ages 5-11) based upon Orff Schulwerk or Kodaly programmes which have been proven to enhance mathematics, language, and social skills:

    https://v1.educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/uploads/pdf/Arts_Education_Review.pdf

    http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.730.8346&rep=rep1&type=pdf

    http://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1022&context=honors

    http://www.moaae.org/MAAEStudyReport2015c2.pdf

  • Kathryn Strawbridge
    pledged support 2017-07-20 09:53:39 +1200
  • Peter Flint
    pledged support 2017-07-15 20:16:39 +1200
  • Morgan Ngata
    pledged support 2017-07-14 09:32:25 +1200
  • Laura Gardener
    pledged support 2017-07-12 20:14:44 +1200
  • Peter Love
    pledged support 2017-07-12 01:19:43 +1200
  • Peter Feeney
    pledged support 2017-07-11 22:17:55 +1200
    Again, a great policy statement, but one proviso: we must offer parents choice - ECE is fine from age three or four, but prior to that international evidence points to negative outcomes for babies and toddlers up to three in group daycare situations for long hours and too young. This policy needs to be amended to give parents greater support to raise their children up to the age of four their own way, not the states way - which encourages parents quickly back in to the workforce and their children in to daycare too young.
  • Theo Bell-Baxter
    pledged support 2017-07-05 09:25:54 +1200
  • Nathan Rattray
    pledged support 2017-07-04 12:03:17 +1200
  • Zephan Sinclair
    pledged support 2017-07-04 10:20:16 +1200
    As a student doing level 1, I believe that this educational system is dramatically reducing my learning opportunities and taking up to much time and creating to much stress with assessments.
  • Trevor Johnston
    pledged support 2017-06-28 20:53:43 +1200
  • Charlotte Liddicoat
    pledged support 2017-06-28 18:18:31 +1200
  • Dahna Jb
    pledged support 2017-06-22 20:42:08 +1200
  • Andrew Cassel
    pledged support 2017-06-16 07:04:21 +1200
    Your the only party that has policies that will benefit all New Zealanders well in to the future
  • Eileen Scott
    pledged support 2017-06-12 22:13:34 +1200
    From a secondary teacher, I think this is spot on - great stuff!
  • Karen Roberts
    pledged support 2017-06-12 21:48:20 +1200
  • Sue Hanton
    pledged support 2017-06-12 11:56:49 +1200
  • Hugo van Stratum
    pledged support 2017-06-11 22:03:10 +1200
    Yes go for it TOP as Early Childhood has been treated as a charity for too long. Pay for a primary teacher reliever is twice what you get in private Early Childhood Centres so badly paid are ECE teachers in the main.
  • Leonie Parker
    pledged support 2017-06-07 13:30:07 +1200
  • Gaynor Bradbury
    pledged support 2017-06-06 09:34:14 +1200
    I'm an ex teacher, principal & Ministry of Education Advisor on children with severe behavioural problems. I totally support TOP's education policy. In addition I have found that having a Values Programme improves class climate, children's behaviour & happiness.
  • Sam Morris
    pledged support 2017-05-25 21:43:16 +1200
    Love this policy. When I taught year 1 kids there were a lot coming in with low social and verbal skills. Having quality free early childhood education available to all will definitely improve this. The tax cuts and UBI for low income families will also greatly improve the development of kids because it will reduce the stress in the household and increase the one-to-one time babies can have with their parents. Nathan Makaere Wallis is a strong advocate for giving as much love and attention to children in their first two years because of the neural pathways developed in that time. I can see that TOP is closely watching how education policy is done correctly by Finland. I am so happy to finally have a party to get excited about, thanks TOP.