Our Children, Our Choice: Priorities for Policy

NEW: Compulsory schooling and child poverty policy paper released

CPAG has released the third part of its election year policy series, on compulsory schooling.  The report looks at the need for compulsory schooling to address the disadvantages faced by New Zealand's poorest children outside the school gate.

Part 1: Child poverty and health

Part 2: Early childhood care and education, and child poverty

Part 3: Compulsory schooling and child poverty

The aim of CPAG's policy paper series, Our Children, Our Choice: Priorities for Policy, is to provide an overview of the situation for many children in New Zealand in the lead up to the 2014 general election and to support the immediate adoption by all political parties of child-focussed policies to reduce child poverty and mitigate its effects.

The 2014 publications recommend changes to current policy around children’s health; early childhood education and care; provision of compulsory education; housing; and family incomes. Each policy paper is authored by experts in their field, and contains links to other resources including audio-visual material.

In Part 3, released on July 3, CPAG looks at the need for compulsory schooling to address the disadvantages faced by New Zealand's poorest children outside the school gate.

Download Part 1 here: Child poverty and health

Download Part 2 here: Early childhood care and education, and child poverty

Download Part 3 here: Compulsory schooling and child poverty