National says the 623 teaching support staff the government's putting into schools next year won't necessarily end up in schools that need the extra help. And many schools that do need them, won't be getting them.
The new learning support co-ordinators will go to schools deemed to have advanced experience with what the Education Ministry calls its Learning Support Delivery Model.
Associate Education Minister Tracey Martin says she has always been upfront that help won't be instantly available to all schools.
Nikki Kaye is the National Party's spokesperson on education. She talks to Susie Ferguson.