A message from NZEI:
Make a submission to Parliament to stop Charter Schools
Changes to education legislation to allow for the establishment of charter schools, is now before Parliament.
Public submissions are invited to the Education Select Committee on the Education Amendment Bill with a closing date of January 24, 2013.
Make sure you take this opportunity to make a difference by doing a submission over the school break.
Charter schools are a symptom of the Government’s Global Education Reform Plan which would allow for unqualified people to teach, companies to make a profit from schools and for power to be taken away from the local community in the running of its local school.
The Government has no mandate for charter schools – or “partnership schools/kura hourua” as ACT MP John Banks and Education Minister Hekia Parata call them.
- They are a failed ideological experiment from overseas.
- They will be exempt from the Official Information Act and able to cherry pick students or take over local schools.
They are part of an agenda of privatisation and competition that has no place in New Zealand’s high achieving system.
Find out more at our Facebook Group We Don’t Want Your Charter Schools.