. . The MP Kelvin Davis said Māori wanted a measure of autonomy over the education of their children.
“So if they were to close they would no longer exist, that would be a bottom line for me, so the fact is they can exist as special character schools, that’s the bottom line to me.” . . .
The party’s policy on partnership schools is confusing – saying it wants to close them but would continue to support kura kaupapa and special character schools.
Whether the two in Northland would be safe under this policy is debatable but Davis’s threat is not.
It’s also yet another sign that Labour can’t sing from the same song sheet in opposition and so are still a long way from being a government-in-waiting.