Herald – Give Key's plan a chance

The Herald Editorial has come out this morning in favour of Key's education plan , saying at the very least it should be given a chance.

[quote]Educationalists have been faint in their praise of the National Party's plan to make all primary schools test their pupils' reading, writing and mathematics ability, and tell parents how their children and their school rated against national benchmarks. Much of what was being advocated was already being done, said Irene Cooper, the president of the primary teachers' union, the New Zealand Educational Institute. "What John Key is doing is perhaps fine-tuning," she added, somewhat dismissively. Regrettably, that is not altogether right, and the National leader's announcement deserved a far more positive welcome.[/quote]

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.