"New Zealand has the second largest gap in reading comprehension for primary school, the second worst gap between girls and boys, and ranks in the bottom third of countries across all three categories."
"New Zealand also has the worst rate of bullying in the OECD, with just under 60% of students experiencing bullying either weekly or monthly - more than twice the rate of the countries with the lowest rates."
"New Zealand has one of the most unequal education systems in the world and the gap between the highest and lowest performing students is being exacerbated by the effects of poverty."
"In the world’s richest countries, some children do worse at school because of circumstances beyond their control."
"The UNICEF Innocenti Report Card ranked New Zealand 33rd of 38 OECD countries for educational inequality across preschool, primary school and secondary school levels."