“…Changes announced in last week’s Budget will see teacher numbers capped over the next four years.
The cap is achieved by a series of changes to funding formulas – which rebalance the spread of about 52,500 teachers across the nation’s schools.
It is likely some teachers will be laid off as a result of the changes as some schools are forced to meet new, lower budgets.
While the overall number of teachers will not change much, new teachers will likely be competing with more candidates for fewer new positions.
Mr Key admitted there were a few schools where “a significant number of teachers” would have to leave under the proposed changes…”
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