Real Issues Blog - John Key

National's School Leadership proposal

Jeremy Vargo
28 January 14

School leadership burst onto the election year programme during John Key’s State of the Nation speech, when he announced $359 million of new funding to identify and encourage leading teachers and principals and enable them to share their knowledge to improve schooling for every Kiwi kid. + more

Why the retirement age must go up

Narelle Suisted
19 July 12

Fran O’Sullivan pleaded in yesterday’s New Zealand Herald for the Prime Minister to revoke his 2008 promise and consider increasing the eligibility age for New Zealand Superannuation to above 65 years old.+ more

Aspiration and Action

Kieran Madden
03 July 12

In a recent speech, Prime Minister John Key announced a set of five year targets for the public sector to aim for as part of the Better Public Services programme. Mr. Key remarked that the “targets are not a wish-list – they are a to-do list,” and in almost the same breath that they are also“...very aspirational—in fact, some of them will be extremely difficult to achieve.”+ more

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Death pledge

by Julian Wood  |  16 June 16

Death pledge

Unrealistic safeguards

by Danielle van Dalen  |  13 June 16

Unrealistic safeguards

Promises promises

by Jeremy Vargo  |  06 June 16

Promises promises

Budget won’t fix lack of vision

by Julian Wood  |  30 May 16

Budget won’t fix lack of vision

Doing more with less

by Kieran Madden  |  24 May 16

Doing more with less

Our dwindling middle life

by Danielle van Dalen  |  17 May 16

Our dwindling middle life