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


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