The state school system relies on redistribution of wealth. The poorest school gets double the funding of the richest school. The 'rich' are robbed to pay the 'poor'.
When that fails to happen (or to a lesser degree at least) the Principal cries out;
"It seems that we're robbing the poor to pay the rich," said Mr Gall, who is also president of the Secondary Principals Association.
That's plain wrong. What kind of lesson does it teach to young minds? No wonder we are experiencing an epidemic of entitlement.
Most New Zealanders, it would appear, are prepared to live with some degree of socialism. But let's at least have it properly understood, and honestly and accurately represented.