Most people have heard some mention of charter schools (or Partnership Schools/Kura Hourua), but most are still unclear what they are, how they are different to other types of school, and why some want them and others don’t.
Catherine Isaac (formerly of the ACT Party) and Ian Leckie (NZEI) put forward their different views on charters in their own words in this article..
This might be a good place to start finding out what’s what, before it’s too late…
“Of all the controversial issues New Zealand’s education sector has faced this year, charter schools remain one of the most contentious.
Education Review gets both sides of the story.”