No surprises in the outcome of yesterday’s teachers vote on binding arbitration with over 99% saying “yes” to the idea.
The government has twice rejected the proposal saying it could cost taxpayers too much.
Paul Boscariol the President of the Nelson District Teachers Association says that’s an effective admission by government that they’re not properly funding education.
…the government says one of the reasons is the teacher’s insistence the clause E80 -which gives government the right to dictate future class size and composition – comes off the table.
Boscariol says teachers would never drop that demand.