I’ll get this out of the way first, plenty has been said about the monumental stuff-up made by Hekia Parata and National on Intermediate school class sizes. The one up-side is that it may guarantee that National don’t dare dabble in the class size policy area again.
Duncan Garner blogs on this:
I got home last night and my 12-year-old step daughter was waiting for me with a stern message: “We all hate John Key,” she exclaimed.
Why, I said – pretending to be shocked by it all, but secretly knowing what she was about to say.
“Well, he’s going to close our cooking and technology classes at our school. So we all hate him. And we’re writing him letters – no one likes him at our school anymore,” she said.
I have one question for Ms Parata – a question she should have asked the officials when this move was going through the Cabinet process.
It goes like this; who are the losers and winners from this change?