Half Maori boys leave school with no qualifications
You have to ask why Maori boys are doing so badly at school - and consequently after they leave school. I don't think it is the school system, I actually think the problem area is before they even get out the door to go to school.
Maori families have to take the can for a lot of this. They are bringing up their boys to be lazy, unmotivated, aimless pricks who just want to go to school to play sport - and come home to watch videos and play more sport. How many Maori parents read books to their kids ( the library is free), how many of these parents teach their kids the alphabet and how to write their name and hold a pen correctly before they go to school. How many of these parents assist their kids with their homework - or are they too busy at the pub?
Are Maori parents assisting their kids with their schoolwork. Nah, probably not. Too busy telling them how to light a cigarette, use an x-box, open a beer bottle on the corner of the kitchen table, and how to kick a rugby ball. They already know how to swear. Parents then wonder why their kids end up on the benefit and why they have to help them fill out the form to apply.
Actually, I wonder if many of them have breakfast.