It'll cost Labour up to $19 million to introduce a free daily meal for children in low decile schools.
The policy was announced by leader David Shearer during a speech on the party's vision for education at a west Auckland school today.
He says Labour will work with community agencies to put food into schools - and that could cost anywhere between three million and $18.9 million.
"The money's there. $36 million's been spent on national standards, $35 million's been spent on private schools. It's about priorities and this is about putting kids in front of those other priorities.
Labour also wants to extend the Reading Recovery programme to all schools.
Clear and easy to understand report cards are also on the agenda and there are plans to bridge the gap between the classroom and workforce so young people do not end up unemployed.
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