The Green Party is concerned that Maori are missing out on formal tertiary education, and will be further restricted by Auckland University's announcement that is restricting entry into undergrad programmes. Meteria Turei says Maori women will be most disdvantaged.
But do you know what proportion of university students are Maori? I`ll give you a clue - it is a single digit figure that has remained the same since 2002.
Maori are already missing out.
They are only missing out on formal tertiary education because they are not achieving during secondary school. Instead they are attending TOPs courses and going back on the benefit or another low paid job. Isn`t it about time the Greens and the Maori party addressed this? Not a great deal return to formal tertiary education after raising families.