Tuesday, February 24, 2004

Schools backdown

So Trevor Mallard has backed away from his policy of school consolidations, and announced that there will be no more school reviews for five years. Piffle. While there's a lot to be said for preparing for the upcoming demographic downturn, and for spending money on teachers rather than buildings, the fact is that it pisses people off and uses up political capital. And at the moment, there are far better battles to fight.