Union Rep Simply Wrong on Overseas Charter Evidence

BY ACT at 9 February, 2018


“NZEI Secretary Paul Goulter is simply wrong when he says that charter schools have failed overseas,” says ACT Leader David Seymour

“Anyone with Google can quickly find that the schools have raised student achievement above that of local state schools wherever they have been tried.

“In the United States, the most comprehensive research comes from Stanford University’s Center for Research in Educational Outcomes (CREDO) has made findings such as: ‘Students in poverty, black


Partnership School Massacre Shows Government’s True Colours

BY ACT at 8 February, 2018


“It’s ideology over evidence and payoffs to union backers as the Government seeks to massacre Partnership Schools despite their popularity and success. Today’s announcement shows the juvenile and callous nature of a Government led by ex student politians.

“Partnership Schools are working, over 1500 students attend the fledgling schools, most of which have had to turn students away due to rapid growth. Struggling kids were having their lives turned around, but this Government will massacre


Free Press Monday 5th February 2018

BY ACT at 5 February, 2018


Last Week in Parliament

The Government introduced legislation to prevent MPs leaving their party. David Seymour pointed out in the House it was fundamentally because of Winston Peters’ paranoia that his MPs would abandon him (but Free Press has recognized a second reason, see below). They introduced legislation to allow teachers to elect members of the Education Council. Some even claimed this would help the teacher shortage, Seymour pointed out that paying them


Do Jacinda and Bill Know How Partnership Schools Work?

BY ACT at 20 December, 2017


 

“Today in Question Time, the Prime Minister repeated her assertion that Partnership Schools can stay open if they operate within the same budget, use registered teachers, and teach the New Zealand curriculum”, says ACT Party Leader David Seymour.

 

“What Bill English should have asked the PM, is ‘Given Partnership Schools meet these requirements, is she confirming they will stay open without further changes?

 

“Then he might have asked, ‘why is her Minister of Education


Prime Minister Accidentally Endorses Partnership School Model!

BY ACT at 4 December, 2017


 

“The Prime Minister has said in her Post Cabinet Press Conference that Partnership Schools can stay open if they operate within the same budget, use registered teachers, and teach the [New Zealand] curriculum”, says ACT Party Leader David Seymour.

 

“As the Former Under Secretary responsible for the policy, and someone who helped design the original legislation in another life, I am well placed to give the Prime Minister some helpful advice: They are