When you can't see yourself represented in a system, it's only a matter of time before you disengage with it.
Engaging Māori students and ensuring they see themselves in every aspect of the education system must be the focus for all education institutions to reduce inequality of success between Pākehā and Māori.
The announcement of the proposed vocational education reforms presents us with the opportunity to reassess Aotearoa's education framework.
However, the proposed reforms unfortunately didn't look at ways to overcome the lack of Māori engagement in the education sector. Significant work needs to happen to ensure that we're