There are a number of issues that are bugging me at the moment education... however... on Monday this weekMike Hosking on Newstalk ZB summed up the ongoing but always put in the too hard basket by ALL governments, that being school funding. I think he says it all in a very well written 2 minutes and speaks for many, many parents, teachers and principals alike. Take 2 minutes and see if you agree.
Mike's thoughts reminded me of one of my favourite quotes from the best TV drama ever written... The West Wing and is worth repeating here,
Mallory, education is the silver bullet. Education is everything. We don't need little changes, we need gigantic, monumental changes. Schools should be palaces. The competition for the best teachers should be fierce. They should be making six-figure salaries. Schools should be incredibly expensive for government and absolutely free of charge to its citizens, just like national defense. That's my position. I just haven't figured out how to do it yet.
Sam Seaborne played by Rob Lowe