We advocate for the interests, rights and wellbeing of children and young people

Giving students a say in their own education


1 November 2016

The education system exists for children, and they are its most important stakeholders. Changes to the Education Act should be grounded in their best interests and informed by their views. The Office of the Children's Commissioner is concerned that the amendments do not take these in to account, and we recommend the Bill be stopped until children's best interests and voices have been considered properly.

Our submission on the government's proposed Education Act (Update) Amendment Bill, included voices of young people who answered a survey. This is what kids say about education and achievement.  This Bill will create legislation that affects children's lives now, during their own childhoods, and for their futures.  Our submission states that taking children's views into account is absolutely necessary for these reforms.


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