National’s underwhelming announcement fails to address the real cause of poor educational performance, which is growing inequality, Labour Leader David Cunliffe says.
“Kids don’t leave their lives at the school gate. When kids go to school hungry and one in five doesn’t even own two pairs of shoes, we can’t expect them to achieve.
“Labour has always believed in encouraging quality teaching.
“But just paying bonuses to a few teachers won’t turn around New Zealand’s recent dismal PISA results.