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Hipkins tries to bully schools while suppressing success

Hipkins tries to bully schools while suppressing their success


"The Government has utterly failed in its attempts to bully fledgling charter schools into accepting a different educational model", says ACT Leader David Seymour.

"A month and a half after introducing a Bill to scrap charter schools, only one has taken the Minister up on his offer.

"Meanwhile, Mr Hipkins is suppressing the final Martin Jenkins evaluation of the charter school model which by all accounts is glowing.

"Jacinda Ardern says she accepts that charter schools have a right to exist and are working, but wants to take away the freedoms that have seen them succeed.

“This confused approach is one reason why polling shows that most New Zealanders disapprove of the Government’s handling of charter schools and support the schools remaining open.

“The Government should now wake up to the fact it is on the wrong side of public opinion and end its ideological opposition to educational choice”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

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