New data shows Fees-Free a major flop

BY ACT at 25 June, 2018


 

New data released today by the Tertiary Education Commission shows that the Government’s flagship Fees-Free policy has been a major flop, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

The data shows that, despite the Government pouring $275 million into the programme this year, the number of equivalent full-time students at university has actually fallen by 0.3 per cent.

 

“The Government claimed Fees-Free would break down financial barriers to education.

 

It expected a 3


Government’s Fees-Free Policy Will Widen Educational Inequality

BY ACT at 5 December, 2017


“Labour will tax hardworking New Zealanders to fund university for students that come from disproportionately upper and middle class families,” says ACT leader David Seymour.   “With $3 billion in new spending, and a plan to scrap Partnership Schools, this Government will widen the gap between those that are failed by our state schools and don’t make it to university, and those who have many choices available to them.   “Only 8% of kids that leave