Our one-size-fits-all public school model is in trouble.
Why isn’t the New Zealand economy doing better? Why hasn’t there been a greater pay-off from the programme of economic reforms? Shouldn’t there be more gain after so much pain?
The great divide between the public and private sectors, in terms of productivity and efficiency, continues to expand.
Born in Europe in the 19th century, most governments in the developed world have embraced the concept as a central public policy goal. People looked to the political system to deliver them from the extremes of poverty and misfortune.
The method we use to fund public schools continues to create controversy, and public commentary about it continues to add confusion to the debate.
Although it’s a lovely place, Manitoba’s virtues do not include being on the cutting edge of public policy. But that has a bright side: tourist dollars from archaeologists who come to dig into our crypt of old, ineffective public policy ideas.
Legislated poverty destroys job prospects for natives.