In 2011 Labour said it would spend $75 million over four years to put laptops into the hands of 31,000 year 7 to year 13 students in low-decile schools, but it is expected to drop the plan to target the policy and make it universal at a much higher cost.
This sounds like it could be quite a good policy. I think we should be aiming for every student to have an Internet capable device they can learn on.
Labour is also tipped to announce plans to upgrade schools and reallocate the $359m that the Government earmarked in January for specialist teachers and principals.
But I don’t want it either or. Paying out best teachers more, to share their success is also vital.