September 25, 2012
Education minister slated for experimenting on kids
Labour’s education spokesperson says the education minister seems unwilling to listen to good advice from people on the ground.
Nanaia Mahuta says examples like the row over class sizes and the attempt to force mergers of Christchurch schools means Hekia Parata is coming across as obstinate and out of touch with the sector.
“I don’t think there’s room for pig-headedness in the education sector because our country relies on every one of our children, Maori, Pakeha, ethnic, Pacific, succeeding, and she just cannot afford to be introducing models into education that experiment with our kids,” she says.