But sadly it is Labor, not Labour that does. Just another example of how ideologically rigid and captured by the unions NZ Labour is.
In the excitement of the aussie campaign, I o overlooked this story:
JULIA Gillard yesterday promised parents and principals greater control over their schools as she turned to her policy strength of education.
In two major policy moves, as she attempts to regain political momentum, the Prime Minister yesterday outlined a $484 million plan over six years to give parents and principals greater autonomy from education bureaucracies and a $668m boost in family payments to 16 to 18-year-olds to keep them in school.
Under the schools plan, principals and school boards would be able to hire teachers and control their own school budget, directing resources to their students’ specific needs.
Superb. The NZ counterpart won’t even support better reporting of student achievement to parents, let alone bulk funding.
At the next election, National should campaign to implement Julia Gillard’s education reforms.