The recent Waitangi Tribunal (2012) findings are that there has been serious prejudice to the TKR movement as a result of Crown (and its Ministry of Education) Treaty breaches. In particular these have been:
? inadequate recognition in ECE policy for TKR;
? a decline in the proportion of Maori participating in TKR;
? adverse impacts on the reputation of the TKR movement;
? serious underfunding of the Trust for services provided and insufficient funding to TKR, which has led to a decrease in capital expenditure posing a relicensing risk and exposing3,000 mokopuna (young learners) to the possibility of losing their Kohanga Reo buildings
? imposition of a regulatory regime including licensing criteria that has paid insufficient regard to the particular TKR environment; and
? an ERO evaluation methodology that remains focused on teacher-led models unbalanced against the important results that TKR provide for te reo transmission and whanau development (p. 335).