The government has backed down on education cuts, and reversed its position on class sizes. Good. By their own actions Cabinet Ministers didn't believe the bullshit they were spouting, and expecting ordinary kiwi parents to swallow larger classes while John Key sent his kids to private schools specifically for smaller ones was never going to fly. For the government, it was either back down, or get rolled at the next election.
Meanwhile, this sends a clear message to voters: if you get angry, policy changes. But class sizes aren't the only thing we have to get angry about at the moment; the government is also planning to sell our assets. Time for a bit more public anger on that, I think.