BLOG - Child poverty not about the headlines
We need to ask better questions, and have a better conversation. How we measure and discuss poverty drives what we eventually do, so it’s vitally important that we get it right. Child poverty is about more than just how much mum or dad brings in each week, it is complex and requires complex measurement and analysis.
BLOG - NZ's education report card disappoints
It’s rarely the case that there’s a single reason for something as complex as the results of an international bench-marking assessment. There are obvious complications in accounting for test results in very different environments with so many different variables. And PISA has a narrow focus as well, in contrast to the New Zealand Curriculum.