Sunday, 23 September 2012
So Fairfax has published the results of National Standards. Have they told us anything we did not know - namely that kids from poor areas don't do as well academically as kids from wealthier areas? Nope they haven't. The question is what are we going to do about it? I just hope that Paula Bennett doesn't decide that she will 'incentivise' beneficiaries to 'empower' their kids to do better, by cutting the benefit to the families of kids that under achieve. Nothing surprises me.