Labour has announced a major new policy…one that of course requires millions in extra spending.
However there is a disconnect.
Labour and the teacher unions have told us constantly and repeatedly that New Zealand’s education system is the envy of the world.
And yet it now requires urgent focus on reading recovery programmes for pupils? Really? Our much vaunted education system that the whole world envies is having to focus on reading recovery….does that mean it isn’t all it is cracked up to be by the unions and Labour?
You can’t have to both ways Labour, either our system is the envy of the world and the government shouldn’t be tinkering with it, or we have fundamental flaws that require action.
Personally I agree that there are flaws and reading recovery is needed along with maths recovery…but Labour just disingenuous to always oppose everything else yet come up with a panacea when it suits them.