Let’s make sure we retain our teachers’ voices in our own professional body

The Government has abolished your professional body, the Teachers Council and removed your right to vote for your representatives on its replacement, EDUCANZ.

This removes genuinely representative teachers’ voices from the Council.

As a result NZEI’s National Executive has decided to do what the Government has failed to do:  to run a democratic process with all teachers so that widely-supported teacher representatives can be put forward for the new Council.

Please help to keep our voice.  We need to hear who YOU want as representatives URGENTLY.  Our deadline is Friday 20 March.  The Minister has imposed a very tight timeframe of March 26 for her official nomination process.

Despite the tight timeframe, we want to do ensure our nominations are carried out in an open, transparent and democratic manner.  The names of the representatives you put forward  – ECE teachers, primary teachers and principals –will then be voted on by a national electoral college of teacher leaders.  The Minister’s response to the successful representatives we put forward on your behalf will be very telling.

Please read the criteria for representatives.

Use the online form to put forward the name(s) you wish to see as representatives. Remember, our deadline is Friday 20 March.


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