If you want to know what the opposition to charter schools is all about, you would do well to spend half an hour watching/listening to the news below. There are a wide range of people represented – teachers, union leaders, academics, and John Banks…
TV3 News – The proposed charter schools are already causing controversy, with one academic condemning them as being “pigs”. Watch here.
TV3 news – The Government’s new charter schools scheme means the first sponsored schools are likely to open in 18 months. Watch here.
TV3 News – The Government announces that charter schools will be allowed to employ unqualified and unregistered teachers. Watch here.
Radio Live – John Banks Associate Minister of Education. Banks said that the government has ambitious targets to meet and he feels that charter schools are the wat forward. 2 August 2012. Listen here.
One News – Charter schools to employ unregistered teachers. Watch here.
YouTube video – Packaged highlights of the New Zealand Ministerial Working Group on Charter Schools’ public meeting held at the Otahuhu College Hall in South Auckland on 21 May 2012. Don’t miss the next public meeting to discuss charter schools in NZ at 7pm, Wednesday 22 August, at the Shirley Intermediate Hall, Shirley, Christchurch. Watch here. And there is a good speech by Brigid Raymond here.
Do feel free to add any further links of your own, as comments, no matter what your viewpoint.