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Select committee ignores submissions on charter schools

12 April 2013

Select committee ignores submissions on charter schools

The Education and Science Select Committee’s decision to recommend the government’s plan to establish charter schools (outlined in the Education Amendment Bill) with only minor changes flies in the face of public opinion says PPTA president Angela Roberts.

“Of the 2,193 submissions presented to the select committee, 2100 were opposed to the creation of charter schools and only 62 were in favour,” she said.

“The committee’s recommendation shows the whole submission process is just a token gesture so a disengaged government can claim it listened to the community and engaged in the democratic process when really it couldn’t care less.”

“The New Zealand public does not want this failed experiment to be inflicted on its children.”

“We’re going to have sham schools built on sham legislation.”


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