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ACT Party, Charter Schools, Education, GERM (Global Education Reform Movement), Partnership Schools, Privatisation of state schools

All NZ schools to become charter schools?

The ACT party education policy proclaims that:

“all parents should have a chance to send their children to Partnership Schools. The best way to achieve this is to allow all State and Integrated Schools to choose whether they want to convert to Partnership School status.”

Despite the fact that charter schools do not have to have parents on their board of trustees, the ACT policy goes on to say that:

“Partnership Schools are accountable to parents and students.”

How, I wonder, if parents are not on the board and most information about the school can be kept secret due to it being a private business.

It is incredulous that ACT is still arguing that privatisation (of anything) automatically raises standards. It is patently untrue, as shown by the prisons saga and power companies.

What is true is that once a service is privatised, more money goes into CEOs’ back pockets and less to the workers or those they are meant to serve.

ACT says:

“Education is supposed to be for the benefit of New Zealand’s children.”

Ask yourself, who would privatisation benefit?

~ Dianne Khan

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


4 thoughts on “All NZ schools to become charter schools?

  1. im wondering have you checked out how much principals in state and intrgrated schools earn in comparison to an assistant teacher? perhaps you could find out and publish the salaries of principals and compare to charter schools? that would clarify argument around ceo salariies.


    Posted by chris sherwood | March 23, 2016, 7:36 pm
    • I’ve linked to an article on English charter schools’ CEOs’ wages in the article. US charter school wages can be found via Diane Ravitch’s site, as well as others. I can’t tell you NZ charter school staff’s wages as it is business in confidence and we cannot get that information under the official information act. If anyone does have that information, I would love to see it.


      Posted by Save Our Schools NZ | March 23, 2016, 9:05 pm
  2. You must arm your public with knowledge! You must help your citizens see the Venture Capital educational “recipe for chaos” — an educational blueprint created in first-world countries as the means to enrich those who aggressively take over education, create charters in the name of “helping children,” suck school districts dry…and then move on. THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME


    Posted by ciedie aech | March 24, 2016, 7:39 am
  3. Please use our song to rally supporters

    Solidarity from the UK


    Posted by jackieschneidermail | May 19, 2016, 5:49 pm

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