Written By: karol - Date published: 9:59 am, July 7th, 2014 - 43 comments
Categories: david cunliffe, education, election 2014, greens, Hekia parata, john key, labour, mana, schools, slippery, spin - Tags:
Remember when you said this:
h/t Jerome Mika on twitter, who tweeted:
“Labour’s ‘back to the future’ idea of reducing class sizes at the margin is proven to achieve very little in terms of better results for Kiwi kids. We know that because that was their policy last time they were in government and student achievement flat-lined at best.
The wider vision of Labour’s latest education policy, which aims to serve the many not the few.
have some pretty got education policies, too.
Meanwhile, the current NZ government plays with words and spin, and fails to serve all Kiwis.
Vote left this election!
[Edit] See 2012 NZ Herald article on Key’s statements and the Listener poster derived from it:
The Prime Minister told the Listener he sent his children to private schools for educational reasons, including smaller classes and better resources.
It was not a direct quote, but a picture of Mr Key with the comment alongside was posted on Facebook yesterday and by last night had appeared on numerous blogs and been shared by more than 6000 people.
Comments about it included labelling Mr Key a hypocrite for arguing now that increasing class sizes in the state sector would not affect standards of education.