Today comes news that the education minister, Hekia Parata, was told what decision to make in the case of a private school that was going down the gurgler.
By law, the education minister has the sole right to approve an integrated school, and the October 31 paper asks Ms Parata to "now . . . make your final decision".The decision was to prop up a failing school in my home town, a private school that for many years was supported by rich people and gave their sons a good education, so I gather.
A letter for her to sign, informing the school of the news, was attached.
But now times have changed and it needs government assistance so this government, who announced a CRACKDOWN on beneficiaries last week, is going to give them $3.1m a year. Over the wishes of the education minister.