The Ministry of Education assure us that not applying the Ombudsmen or Official Information Act to Partnership (charter) schools is consistent with the status of a Sponsor as a community or commercial organisation.
It may well be consistent, but these are places of education, responsible for receiving and spending a huge amount of money from the public purse, not to mention being responsible for our children.
Surely I am not the only one worrying about that?
Think hard about whether this is the future you want for our kids.
If the answer is no, please speak up.