Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Good riddance

New Zealand First's Jenny Marcroft has dropped her Education (Protecting Teacher Title) Amendment Bill. Good riddance. The bill serves no real purpose - it is already an offence to falsely claim to be a registered teacher - while violating the Bill of Rights Act through overbroadness. And the policy outcome - of preventing people like piano teachers from using the ordinary name for their profession - is simply ridiculous in a free society. I'm glad parliament will not be wasting any more time on it.