While the Ministry of Education has baled out 5% of schools, parents and communities are left to bale out the other 95%, says National’s Education spokesman, Bill English. In the past four years the Ministry has baled out 100 schools at a cost of almost $6 million.Now according to the English dictionary "to bale out" means:
To bale out is to jump from an aircraftSo what on earth does Mr English mean? Is it a slip indicating he is ready to jump waka? Or are spelling standards and vocabulary not up to scratch in Southland schools?