Jacinda Ardern keeps carping and moaning about measuring poverty. When National put the figure of welfarism at $47 billion she was not happy.
Now the National are trying to bring in leagues tables, again Labour are not happy.
The Government’s pig-headed determination to use “ropey” data to create school league tables will do nothing to help our kids, says Labour’s Education Spokesperson Nanaia Mahuta
“National is obsessed with measuring the problem – it thinks if it can just produce a nice chart that shows how schools are doing in terms of meeting its National Standards all will be well.
How dare National try and measure student performance?
Labour are again moaning when New Zealand spends more money on education than any other country in the OECD.
An annual report on education by the OECD says the Government spends more of its budget on education than any of the other 33 countries in the organisation.
The 34-nation organisation’s annual report on education published overnight tues night
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development says New Zealand directed 21.2% of its public spending to education in 2009.
That was enough to push it past the previous biggest spender, Mexico, by nearly one percentage point.
The OECD average is 13%.