Parents say they will work less and pull their children out of daycare when childcare centres put fees up to cope with $400 million of funding cuts.
And then we read this:
A Christchurch survey, released to the Sunday Star-Times by the New Zealand Educational Institute, is the first to show how the government's early childhood education (ECE) cuts will affect families. It found that 92.3 percent of creches set to lose funding will increase fees.
Could this possibly be the same NZEI which pulled this stunt earlier in the week?
Somehow, we don't place a lot of faith on surveys such as the one referred to above which emanate from organisations with a track record of skewing facts to suit their political agenda. The NZEI's display of organised rudeness towards Education Minister Anne Tolley earlier in the week seriously damaged its credibility in our opinion. We didn't feel the need to read further.