While I Brougham may not be 100 per cent correct in his assessment of te reo (The Weekend Sun, September 22) he has a point.
Te reo is only a treasure to Maori and the odd trendy lefty European. If anyone wants to learn the language or want their children to learn it then that should be done in their own time rather than take up valuable lesson spaces that equip our young to manage in the real world when they leave school.
Wanting to force people to learn any language apart from the spoken and written word that is in universal use or the classics smacks of fascism and should be frowned on by all.
There is nothing wrong with wanting to learn te reo but force it on people and there will be a negative reaction as there has been in the UK. Currently many authorities are taking down all multi language signage and replacing them with English only. PC is starting to lose the battle in the UK.
A Bourne, Bethlehem.