The key points that he makes are:
- A focus on early childhood literacy so by the time they get to school kids are prepared to learn
- The elimination of social promotion in school (not sure how this would relate to NZ)
- More school choice to bring pressure on the system, so parents can choose to send there children to better schools, if local schools are underperforming (we kind of have this now in our decile system, but parents really don't have the chance to act on the information really)
- The embrace of technology
- Rewarding teachers for student learning (based on learning gains), rather than longevity of service
Now, I'm not a teacher, nor am I involved in the education system in anyway, so I could just be talking out of my ...