There’s nothing basic about the ‘basics’ of education

There’s nothing basic about the ‘basics’ of education
Christopher Luxon and Erica Stanford address questions in the post-speech standup. (Image: NZME)
Ben Moore
The National party’s newly minted education policy has one thing right – we need to improve literacy and numeracy rates in New Zealand, but the plan itself is severely lacking.From the very concept of “back to basics” to what it actually means to rewrite a curriculum, educational experts have described the policy as, at best, “a step in the right direction” but, more generally, “insulting”, “disrespectful” and a “vote-grabbing top-line policy”.Teacher workloadNational leade...

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