Maths performance ... late-1990s ... has been in decline since then
then Minister of Education Trevor Mallard of the Labour-led government rolled out the Numeracy Project
the Numeracy Project has returned little benefit at substantial cost
Dumbing down future Labour voters comes at a generational cost. Modern NZ rugrats and their teachers cannot count or utilise core math that are required lifelong skillsets.
A report every parent that cares about their kids core math skills should read.
HT: from here via Kiwiblog