Unfortunately, this is not the reality for many of our rangatahi. From the very first day our tamariki and mokopuna walk through the school door, they begin the long journey of being labelled: You can! You can’t! At primary school, children are put into groups based on perceived abilities in reading or mathematics for example. The top groups get more challenging work, more teacher time, and higher expectations. The bottom groups get the opposite. In secondary school there is the top class and the bottom class.