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.

 

“Instead,


Hipkins must reverse charters decision after glowing report

BY ACT at 7 April, 2018


 

“The Education Minister must now reverse his decision to close Partnership Schools after the final report from independent consultants Martin Jenkins painted a glowing picture of the model”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“The report cuts through the spin on Partnership Schools, delivering blow after blow to Government’s hopes it could kill off the model quietly.

 

“The final report shows Partnership Schools are strongly focused on disadvantaged kids with complex needs.


Govt’s botched handling of charters continues

BY ACT at 3 April, 2018


 

“Revelations that the Government’s utu against charter schools may cost taxpayers $20 million show how badly Chris Hipkins has handled them,” says ACT Leader David Seymour, who was responsible for charter schools as Under-Secretary in the previous Government.

 

“The schools were contracted to deliver a service, with compensation for reasonable costs if those contracts were terminated early. The 16 contracted schools can each claim up to $1 million in compensation for committed costs, while


Free Press Monday 26 March -A Popular ACT Policy

BY ACT at 27 March, 2018


TAX, TAX, TAX

The Government’s legislation of a fuel tax in Auckland continues its weird habit of punishing the poorest New Zealanders. Just like Tobacco Taxes and Fees Free tertiary education, this policy is highly regressive. Poorer New Zealanders live further out so have longer commutes, drive older cars that use more fuel, and earn less income to cover fuel taxes with. They will be hurt by the Government that was supposed to help them.