"We have officially moved from an education policy of assimilation through the integration policies espoused in the Hunn Report to a position of putting a positive value on cultural diversity. Yet there are persistent Maori voices telling us nothing has changed. They say we have been practicing policies of deception that disguise the underlying reality of Pakeha domination and allow it to continue. The connection between society and schooling needs analysis but there is insufficient space here. This article concentrates on how the power imbalance is evidence in the secondary education system and discusses changes to that system."