Better late than never

Just for the record, and because I can't resist:

18 months ago, I called for an inquiry into public education, for which I received a verbal assault by then Minister of Education Terry Lister.

Yesterday, Education Minister Randy Horton did exactly that.

Better late than never I guess.

But here's another question: the latest results have been withheld for 5 months, and only now the Minister says he's going to go to Cabinet to get approval for an independent inquiry!

What were they doing all that time? Probably trying to figure out how to put the best spin on the numbers, finally realising that would be futile and just stating them for what they are. Grim indeed.

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