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Anti-truancy plan: Union president slams Govt 'overreach' | TVNZ Breakfast

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The president of New Zealand's secondary school teachers' union has hit out at the Government's suggestion it could target sick kids skipping school as part of its upcoming anti-truancy package.

Post Primary Teachers' Association president Chris Abercrombie said the Government's education plans were light on detail.

"The Government telling parents if their kid is sick enough to go to school or not, it seems a really big overreach," he told Breakfast.

The Government's 36-point action plan for the next three months, includes: "Launch an Attendance Action Plan and introduce the first phase of initiatives to lift school attendance."


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