"I think I actually know less about the issue after watching this"
Mana Ake will be rolled out to schools in the Northland, Counties Manukau, Bay of Plenty, Lakes and West Coast DHBs.
They also want financial curses to set them up for adulthood, a survey found.
The New Zealand education system has been ranked one of the least equal in the world.
"I'm beyond angry - I'm upset."
Education Review Office reports have found a decline in science results in multiple age groups.
"I thought my kids were just trying to get a free day off school."
One expert worries about the impact of a generation missing out on their overseas experience.
But a New Zealand expert says they're no silver bullet.