National says it will keep 20 hours free scheme

National says it will keep 20 hours free schemeThe National Party says it will retain and improve the Government’s 20 Hours Free early childhood education scheme.
National criticised the scheme when it was introduced in July last year.
It pays for 20 hours of educational…
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The Government says the National Party’s early education policy would erode the free nature of the current scheme.

Well hardly, they’re renaming it. Giving it more accurate name. One that represents what it currently does. Not fundamentally changing it.

If a simple change of name all of a sudden represents an erosion of an existing scheme, whose scheme is it that’s lacking substance?

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