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(New Zealand) "We have seen an increase in special needs, severe behavior..."

Dec 20, 2017, (New Zealand) The Educator: NZ schools flagged for breaching spending rule https://www.theeducatoronline.com/au/news/nz-schools-flagged-for-breaching-spending-rules/245091 A report released by New Zealand’s Auditor-General has found that 84 schools breached spending rules last year. … Cormick said many New Zealand schools are not funded to a sufficient level to enable them to function as well as they could and are “running on the smell of an oily rag.” “We have seen an increase in special needs, severe behaviour and mental health issues, and schools have been stretched to spend over their budgets to ensure that these young people have their needs met,” he said…..