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No To Charter Schools in NZ

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.

Click here to complete a submission.

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.

About Save Our Schools NZ

"One needs to be slow to form convictions, but once formed they must be defended against the heaviest odds." Gandhi


2 thoughts on “No To Charter Schools in NZ

  1. And it is also a good idea to include in your submission a request that submissions be heard in Christchurch and Auckland as well as Wellington.


    Posted by Auntie Barb | January 8, 2013, 8:44 am
  2. I feel I have to protest against this because of two reasons

    1. It’s an ACT policy and I don’t think that party has any credibility. Also, Banks is twat.

    2. The concept of charter schools can work, but not if it is rushed into and this attempt smacks of desperation. Logic and risk mitigatons are non-existent.


    Posted by Clyde | January 21, 2013, 7:57 pm

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