Herald – Give Key's plan a chance

The Herald Editorial has come out this morning in favour of Key's education plan , saying at the very least it should be given a chance.

[quote]Educationalists have been faint in their praise of the National Party's plan to make all primary schools test their pupils' reading, writing and mathematics ability, and tell parents how their children and their school rated against national benchmarks. Much of what was being advocated was already being done, said Irene Cooper, the president of the primary teachers' union, the New Zealand Educational Institute. "What John Key is doing is perhaps fine-tuning," she added, somewhat dismissively. Regrettably, that is not altogether right, and the National leader's announcement deserved a far more positive welcome.[/quote]