Minister Will Be Breaking Law in 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1… Days

BY ACT at 22 February, 2018


 

“The Government’s botched handling of Partnership Schools continues with an incredible walk-out of the entire Partnership School Authorisation Board”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

“The Board, appointed to approve applications of new Partnership Schools and monitor the performance of existing ones, must contain five members under the Education Act.

“If the Minister does not appoint five individuals to make up the Partnership School Authorisation Board by the end of this month, he will be


Seymour Invites Obama to Visit Charter School

BY ACT at 22 February, 2018


 

ACT Leader David Seymour has invited former US President Barack Obama to visit a charter school during his upcoming visit of New Zealand.

 

“Charter schools were a fundamental part of President Obama’s education reforms. He perfectly summed up their logic during ‘National Charter Schools Week’ in 2012:

 

‘Charter schools serve as incubators of innovation. These institutions give educators the freedom to cultivate new teaching models and develop creative methods to meet students’ needs.


Free Press Monday 18 February 2018

BY ACT at 20 February, 2018


Last Week in Parliament

The Government continued to roll out unimaginative and damaging legislation. The bill to abolish Partnership Schools shows a Government with no vision other than ideological utu and union payback. David Seymour ripped into them here. Jacinda Ardern’s pet project of Child Poverty Reduction is not about child poverty but measuring differences in income. Here is Seymour on the bill.

Government in Trouble on Partnership Schools

Even students think student


Questions For Kelvin, Willie, and Peeni

BY ACT at 15 February, 2018


 

Will the Government’s policy on charter schools allow them to retain flexibility of funding? Will they still be able to determine their own management structure? Will teachers be required to sign up to  union contracts?

 

After the Maori Caucus withdrew from the Labour list and won a clean sweep of the Maori seats, do you feel your party is giving your views on charter schools the respect they deserve?

 

Why, when the record of Maori


Free Press Monday 12 February 2018

BY David Seymour at 12 February, 2018


Massive Success

Thank you to those who came out to the very short notice and very wet, but very well attended and very well reported rally to save Partnership Schools. We had always wondered how protests happened, when you get a passionate group of people they easily spill out and take over the streets. You can watch TV3’s coverage here.

Keeping the Momentum Going

The public backlash against closing Partnership Schools has been phenomenal.