Primary teacher shortage labelled 'crisis' and set to worsen, say education leaders

A shortage of primary school teachers is expected to get even worse next year, says four key education groups who are announcing a plan to fix the "crisis" later this morning.

Source: 1 NEWS

The NZ Principals Federation, Auckland Primary Principals Association, Waitakere Principals Assn and NZEI Te Riu Roa are unveiling a 10 point plan they're calling for the next government to implement within its first 100 days in office.

Key points include writing off student loans for teachers who commit to placement in an Auckland school and other hard to staff areas for three years.

The plans also calls for pay increases for teachers and for affordable housing to become a priority for key public sector employees.

One News is seeking reaction from political leaders on the campaign trail and will bring you their responses later in the day.