I reported a while back how surprised people are when told that the proportion of Maori in Parliament was 40% higher than their proportion of the adult population.
Now even I was surprised when reading the annual report of the student loans scheme to find that 17.2% of Maori aged over 15 are in tertiary education, while only 9.5% of non-Maori aged over 15 are in tertiary education.
So Maori are twice as likely as non Maori to be in tertiary education.
Also women outnumber men in tertiary education by almost 50% now.
So someone tell me again about how we are targetting on need? Why is there not an outcry over the low status of non-Maori males in tertiary education?