Labour and the teacher unions spend their whole time treating the parents of school age children like they have IQs lower than a jam sandwich.
Examples are ignoring the benefits of National Standards (they are going to ban them of course), telling families in challenges areas that they don’t want Charter Schools (they are going to ban them of course), telling parents they will save $100 on donations – while charging them $3.50 a week for a “device”, etc.
New Zealanders would rather money was spent on improving teaching standards than on reducing class sizes, aÂ Herald-DigiPollÂ survey reveals.
Education has become a political battleground before September’s election, with both major parties promising to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on it.
Asked about their priorities, more than 60 per cent of those polled said they would spend money on trying to improve teaching standards rather than cutting class sizes.Â Read more »