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.


Save Charter Schools Rally, Sunday 11 February 2018

BY ACT at 9 February, 2018


 

“This Sunday, Jacinda Ardern and Chris Hipkins will hear directly from students and parents who are devastated by their decision to close Partnership Schools”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“The Government this week decided to disregard the popularity and success of the schools opting instead to listen to the teachers’ unions.

 

“Partnership Schools are working. Over 1500 students attend the fledgling schools, most of which have had to turn students away due


Twyford Reveals Ignorance About School in Own Electorate

BY ACT at 9 February, 2018


“Te Atatu MP Phil Twyford this morning revealed that he knows little about education in his own electorate, and little about his Government’s policy on Partnership Schools,” says ACT Leader David Seymour

“Twyford said, in reference to Middle School West Auckland, that Partnership Schools would be fine so long as they were able ’employed trained and qualified teachers’ and ‘taught the curriculum’

“Middle School West Auckland is a Partnerhsip School in the centre of the