I will be very disappointed if National does drop its policy of bulk funding for schools. All bulk funding is, is simply letting a school spend its entire budget as they see fit – rather than having central Government dictate how much must be spent on this area, how much on this area, needing permission for capital works etc.
Bulk funding is one of those things that you have hysterical scare-mongering against, but once it is in everyone would wonder what was all the fuss about. A bit like Homosexual Law Reform in the mid 1980s. Once it happens, no-one at all will want to go back to the old system as they discover how much better the new system is.
Katherine Rich has said they’re looking at other options to give schools more flexibility in their management locally. I hope these are significant.Tags: National