after he blames truancy on parents
Auckland school principals say Christopher Luxon is “misinformed” after he blamed low school attendance rates on parents and poor school leadership.
“Only 40% of our kids here in New Zealand go to school and no-one seems to care about it,” the National Party leader said.
Associate Education Minister Jan Tinetti said Luxon’s understanding of attendance was “completely wrong”.
Tinetti said if a child self-isolated during Covid then they were “automatically not regularly attending”.
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