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Longstone chucked overboard

Longstone chucked overboard

The education sector knows that the ideological agenda the government has set for education is bigger than one person and that Lesley Longstone's resignation won't unfortunately change the government's direction. However, Associate Professor Peter O'Connor says that someone had to be thrown overboard to try and save the sinking ship. Lesley Longstone's resignation is an admission that the government seriously underestimated the strength of the opposition to the agenda she was brought into New Zealand to lead. Coupled with an agenda that is increasingly unpopular the Ministry has been mired in basic incompetence. Its class room sizes debacle, the charter schools fiasco, the Christchurch school cluster bombing, the Novopay issues and the Salisbury school closure speak of a Ministry that has failed basic levels of competency. Simply put this is the worst performance by a Minister of Education and Ministry in living memory and someone either had to fall overboard or be chucked.

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