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 www.savecharters.kiwi.


“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

Govt incompetence could lead to Waitangi Tribunal

BY ACT at 23 April, 2018


The Government has handled charter schools so incompetently it could be facing an adverse Waitangi Tribunal finding.


It was revealed this morning that charter school charity E Tipu e Rea is considering lodging an application with the Waitangi Tribunal over the Government’s plans to shut the schools.


“Labour considers itself to have a special relationship with Māori. But as a result of its brazen arrogance and astonishing incompetence, the Government faces the

New report shows Govt must listen to kids on charter schools

BY ACT at 11 April, 2018


“A new report by the Children’s Convention Monitoring Group reinforces the fact that the Government must consider the views of children before closing charter schools”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.


“‘Getting It Right: Building Blocks‘ focuses on the factors that are needed for childrens’ success, including supporting their participation in decisions that affect them.


“Will Jacinda Ardern and Chris Hipkins take the advice of these experts and listen to the kids?


“The final

The report the Government didn’t want you to see

BY ACT at 9 April, 2018


“Chris Hipkins has tried to avoid any scrutiny of the final Partnership Schools report by performing a classic ‘Friday news dump’”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.


“The Government didn’t want anyone to see this report from independent consultants Martin Jenkins because it paints a glowing picture of the Partnership School model.


“If the report has found that Partnership Schools were failing, Chris Hipkins would be shouting it from the rooftops.