National’s got this love affair with ‘outcomes, not outputs’. Means funding teachers and community groups on the achievements of their students or clients, not the number they have.
You don’t have to have seen The Wire to know the results. Schools and community groups will pick winners, only those who can achieve easily, to protect their funding. Everyone else goes in the ‘too hard’ basket.
And that doesn’t mean they go away. They just become a bigger cost in other ways.