As previously noted the last time I asked Rodney Hide where the review of special education was I got a very short shrift. The review was all but done when Heather Roy was unceremoniously dumped. Parents, schools and families are anxiously awaiting the outcome. They appreciated the work Heather Roy had done, but are worried the review seems to have disappeared. It is now a month since Rodney Hide became the Minister responsible for special education and we have not heard a peep from him on the subject.
I am strongly of the view Rodney Hide is not appropriate to be a Minister, and John Key’s continued defence of him is disturbing. In addition he is clearly far too distracted to actually follow through on the important tasks of being a Minister. For the good of all those involved in Special Education John Key needs to do the right thing and relieve Rodney Hide of his portfolios.