Politicians not psychologists

Here’s a quote from an ABC News story on rating public schools:

Education Minister Julia Gillard says the “disadvantage” rating will not be used to stigmatise schools.

How could it not?

Most disturbing is that the number of indigenous students will affect the “disadvantage” rating. So on top of getting teased because their school is “bad” (implying that they are stupid), indigenous kids are also being told that it’s their fault.

Very poorly considered policy.