Michael Johnston discusses National promises to National's plan to 'teach the basics brilliantly'
The National Party wants to see teachers get back to the basics with a bigger focus on reading, writing and maths. The party introduced its policy yesterday, including a standardised assessment of student progress for primary students. It's been criticised, though, as a return to the party's failed national standards scheme, which was introduced last time it was in Government.
The Initiative's Dr Michael Johnston and Henderson Intermediate principal Wendy Esera join the debate on the AM show.