As we type this, we're listening to Frances Nelson from NZEI being interviewed by Paul Henry on Breakfast. NZEI is complaining about teachers having to dip into their own pockets to buy classroom resources and extras. NZEI's complaint is that schools are underfunded, and that teachers are having to bridge the gap themselves.
So here's a question to Frances Nelson and NZEI. Is this a NEW phenomenon, or did NZEI's concerns exist prior to November 2008? And if the answer is the latter, where were NZEI's media releases and public outrage whilst schools were being under-resourced by the former Labour government?
Wethinks they do protest too much!