The education sector looks like one of those games of American football where its hard to keep your eye on where the ball is… Neither side seems to have much of a plan for advancing to the end zone.
The weekend’s National Party conference felt like one of those Sunday nights on RNZ, when everyone can forget about all the modern stuff and tune back into the way we were.
There has never been a body of evidence – either here or in the US or anywhere else – to show that charter schools provide better educational results for kids
An interview with PPTA president, Jack Boyle
Shock horror. International students pay fees, spend money, work part-time and pay tax in the NZ economy, and ultimately some of them stay on!
Three more years of business as usual is the real risk.
Evidently, Labour wants to branded itself with swing voters as an anti-immigration party making concerned noises about the festering irritations of living and working in Auckland.
Our faith in the benign workings of the market – and of the light-handed regulation that goes with it – has had a body count.