The Herald reports:
Figures from the Ministry of Education show the number of enrolments in privately owned early childhood education (ECE) operations has doubled in the past decade, with 90,000 kids now in private centres. In contrast enrolments fell in kindergartens by 22 per cent to 25,000.
So the sector that parents are not choosing is lashing out at the sector that parents are choosing.
Academics, unions, teachers and opposition MPs believe there are quality issues in early childhood education which can be linked to the rise of for-profit centres.
They point to figures that show community-based kindergartens get the best ERO reviews.
I find it frustrating when an article alludes to some data, but neither gives you the data, or even better links to it.