The Herald reckons that “NZ says no to larger school rooms”…or so their headline says:
A nationwide survey has given a strong indication that New Zealanders don’t want larger class sizes.
The street survey conducted by APN newspapers from Whangarei to Dunedin showed most people stood alongside education groups in their opposition to controversial ratio changes announced as part of the Budget.
Oh a nation wide survey…sounds impressive…bit not so fast it says a street survey.
Right…so not a poll, not scientific, just some repeaters going out and asking people in the street….I wonder how many people they asked to come to this momentous declaration that “NZ says no to larger school rooms”?
Some of the more than 70 people questioned in the national snapshot slammed the measure as “rubbish” and “bloody ridiculous”. Only a handful supported the move.
Seventy! Oh FFS….that is pathetic…they claim it is a poll, it is not. They claim it is a “national snapshot”, it is not.
I am sure David Farrar will be able to point out the statistical errors of conducting such shabby survey and then reporting it in an even shabbier manner.