National wants personality test for teachers
National's education spokesperson Anne Tolley (NZ Herald)
By Katie Bradford-Crozier
People wanting to be teachers may soon have to pass a personality test to assess whether they are right for the job.
It's one of the moves planned by National should it retain power after Saturday.
Education spokesperson Anne Tolley released her extensive education policy today which covers everything from plans for a new funding structure for the early childcare sector to clamping down further on people who take out student loans.
She says the industry needs the right people in the job and that's why disposition tests will be introduced for teaching applicants.
"We want to make sure the right people are coming into teaching," she says.
"Someone's making that decision now as they accept applicants for teacher training now, so we actually want to put some criteria in there."