Alf is very fond of Hekia Parata and an admirer of her unwavering optimism.
The media have been banging on about three out of five charter schools failing to meet minimum enrolment targets.
But our indomitable Education Minister is unruffled.
The NZ Herald reports on what she had told Radio NZ:
(a) there is still demand for these schools and (b) it is still early in the year and figures might improve.
September? Early in the year?