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(New Zealand) More and more students with 'complex additional needs'

July 21, 2017, Scoop.co.nz, Independent News (New Zealand): Educators welcome Labour's plan to fix public education http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1707/S00304/educators-welcome-labours-plan-to-fix-public-education.htm Educators welcome Labour's commitment to put the 'free' back into free public education and to developing a plan to fix the chronic teacher shortage, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. "Labour's full education manifesto, if implemented, would mark the beginning of a rebuild of schooling and early childhood education, which has suffered nearly a decade of underfunding," NZEI Te Riu Roa immediate past president Louise Green said…. "More and more children are coming to school with complex additional needs that we are not resourced to meet. Labour's plan to fund a special needs coordinator (SENCO) in every school, centrally fund support staff, and work towards removing the cap on high needs funding, is a sign it's backing every child to succeed.