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Charter school scam defies democracy – PPTA

1 March 2013

Charter school scam defies democracy – PPTA

Minister for memory lapses John Banks has conveniently forgotten about the democratic process says PPTA president Angela Roberts.

In announcing the establishment of a charter school appointment board while the Education and Science Select Committee is still deliberating suggests the public hearings have been a complete sham.

Either that or he was showing utter contempt for the political process, Roberts said.

The government had not even heard back from the Education and Science select committee which had heard hundreds of submissions from concerned members of the public, she said.

“Why bother wasting taxpayer money on oral submissions at all?”

“The New Zealand public does not want this failed experiment to be inflicted on their children. By riding roughshod over public opinion Banks and Act have revealed charter schools are the scam we all feared they would be.”

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