It seems clear to just so many people that charter schools have nothing positive to offer New Zealand and that what is needed is change in the schools we have, building on what we do so well to make them even better. Paretns are asking questions, teachers are head-in-hands, Unions are dismayed, and now the heat is being put on in Parliament, with opposition parties asking questions too.
The following links are from General Debate, August 22, 2012.
Nanaia Mahuta in parliament today discussing Charter Schools. Watch here.
Sue Moroney also challenges the Charter School model. Watch here.
Darien Fenton in parliament today discussing both Charter Schools and the the private Corelli School and the legal battle between it and its parents. Watch here.