A headline you won't see here

"Labor backs ranking schools on test scores"

Nope, you won't see that headline in New Zealand because in stark contrast to Austrlian Labor our NZ socialists fast in the grip of the unions couldn't possibly allow comparison of schools.

[quote]Opposition education spokesman Stephen Smith said the results of standardised tests in years 3, 5, 7 and 9 should be made public, Fairfax newspapers reported.

This would identify struggling schools, assist public policy decisions and identify the need for early intervention, Mr Smith said.

"If we can improve those kids' outcomes, we can improve our secondary school retention rates, and then ultimately we'll reduce the number of kids who eventually fall into unemployment or low-skilled jobs, which subsequently disappear," he said.[/quote]

Bizarrely the exact opposite is true of New Zealand where it is Labour that is trying to hide details about schools and National that is wanting the details published for all to read. 







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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.