Academic streaming deemed discriminatory and racist

David Pomeroy, Kay-Lee Jones, Mahdis Azarmandi and Sara Tolbert Christchurch, September 13, 2020 Academic streaming in New Zealand schools is still common, but according to recent reports, it is also discriminatory and racist. Also known as tracking, setting and ability grouping, streaming has been called a systemic barrier to Māori educational success in one major analysis released in August 2020.…

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Religious diversity makes Taiwan the second best in the world

Oscar Chung Taipei, Republic of China, September 13, 2020 As a world leader in promoting religious freedom, Taiwan is providing a home for people of all faiths. Normally a place of quiet reflection, Tian-An Tai-Ho Retreat Center in the sleepy township of Sanyi in central Taiwan’s Miaoli County was a hub of activity for four days last year. This was…

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Schemes to allow migrant workers, students, partners and new skilled workers

But there are conditions and pre-requisites for entry              Auckland Airport International Arrivals in March 2020 (RNZ Photo by Liu Chen No fewer than five announcements in the last week have changed the immigration landscape for some workers, visitors and employers. Some partners of New Zealanders and temporary visa holders stuck overseas were given respite, and Labour…

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