Why did Labour hide its education policy announcement?

So why would you release your education policy when there are huge stories around? There was no Labour press conference, no big announcement.

I’ll tell you why. Labour didn’t want it to get coverage.

Labour knows they have stolen most of National Standards, but have removed the part where schools have to report to the Ministry. In other words – the NZEI has ordered them to make sure there is no chance of journalists creating league tables.

This means that any information would be kept secret within the school.

This policy is purely for the unions, so they can hide bad teachers and stop parents comparing schools.

In fact, it is the opposite of what John Armstrong advised them to do in the Herald at the weekend.

Make no mistake, Labour are nothing but puppets for the NZEI.

And as for Sue Moroney, their education spokesperson?

A disaster, who is now stealing lines from Anne Tolley. Compare Moroney’s words on the Labour announcement on their webpage today:

“Under Labour every child will have the opportunity to achieve to their full potential”

To what Anne Tolley has been saying in almost every speech and press release for two years:

“This Government is determined to give every single young New Zealander the opportunity to reach their potential.”

Moroney has been busted. Thank god she will never be education minister.


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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. 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 who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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

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