#SaveCharterSchools: Submissions Open, Over 2500 Sign Petition

BY ACT at 2 March, 2018


 

The #SaveCharterSchools campaign is well underway with submissions now open on the Bill to scrap charter schools and over 2500 New Zealanders signing the petition to save them in just a couple of weeks.

 

“Chris Hipkins and the teachers’ unions have spread so many mistruths about charter schools we have set up a section on the savecharters.kiwi website to bust their myths.

 

“If New Zealanders value educational choice for students


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