Charter school board accused Govt of “mistruths”

BY ACT at 13 May, 2018


Before resigning in protest at the Government’s decision to close charter schools, the Board set up to oversee them wrote a scathing letter to Education Minister Chris Hipkins.


The Partnership Schools/Kura Hourua Authorisation Board resigned en masse on 1 March, saying it would play no part in implementing the Government’s decision.


“The Board wrote that it was concerned about the ‘many half-truths’ and ‘mistruths’ that the Government had used to attack charter schools”,

Govt’s Māori education approach a disgrace

BY ACT at 2 May, 2018


The Government plans to close a successful all-Māori charter school while its officials say serious action is required to lift Māori achievement.


The Ministry of Education has told the Government that a bold step is needed to improve Māori educational results by tackling unconscious bias in the state education system.


“This advice comes a day after it was revealed that a charter school with a 100 per cent Māori roll

Beginning of the end for Jacinda

BY ACT at 30 April, 2018


“The decision to close charter schools goes against everything Jacinda Ardern says she stands for and will irreparably tarnish her brand”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.


“This is the beginning of the end for her. It’s still a way off, but we’ll look back at the handling of charter schools as the first sign Brand Jacinda was a fake front.


“The Prime Minister said she would put ‘kids at the heart of

Will Jacinda front on charter schools?

BY ACT at 28 April, 2018


ACT Leader David Seymour has asked Jacinda Ardern to accept a petition from charter school students which urges her Government not to close their schools. 3000 New Zealanders have signed the petition at


“I invited the Prime Minister to name a date on which she would receive the petition at her electorate office in Auckland, but it appears she is unwilling to face up to the kids whose schools she is shutting

Education talk-fest ignores charter school success

BY ACT at 24 April, 2018


“Kelvin Davis’ proposal for an ‘education conversation’ ignores the fact that Maori are making real progress within charter schools”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.


“The Government is calling for ideas on how to lift Maori educational achievement and engagement.


“Davis could have just asked his Ministry of Education officials. A couple of weeks ago they released an independent report which shows charter schools are doing just that.


“Instead, his Government’s response