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QPEC Champions of Moronism

9 November 2005

QPEC Champions of Moronism

"The Quality Public Education Coalition (QPEC) need to pull their paranoid heads in," said Peter Osborne, the Libertarianz Spokesman to Deregulate Education today.

Mr Osborne is responding to QPEC's worries over Labour's proposed 'Friends of Private Education' lobby group.

"Unfortunately, they've got nothing to worry about. Going by past actions, Labour have no intention of improving the lot of private education providers."

He says, "Never before have private schools been so heavily leaned on by government control and the wasteful time and costs this incurs. Never before have so many privately owned preschools gone to the wall thanks directly to state interference. Perhaps the QPEC could answer why Orauta School, in Northland, are not allowed the autonomy to run their own school, even though they are not a burden on the taxpayer. The answer is because Hard Labour will never relinquish control over New Zealand's young minds willingly."

"The QPEC's assertion that, 'private providers have for several years fleeced New Zealand taxpayers and students,' is an outright lie. Private education providers have more than paid their way through tax, and the parents of private school pupils have had to pay the cost of private education while paying the full tax contribution towards the state's brainwashing centres."

Osborne quips, "The morons at the QPEC have once again shown themselves for what they are - champions of squallor and repression who can't bear to allow people to make their own decisions about the education of their own children. Even their name is, fittingly, an oxymoron."

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In conclusion, Mr Osborne says, "If the morons at QPEC really want something to whinge about, Libertarianz will provide them with plenty of fodder. We will separate state and education entirely. This will allow education to evolve, diversify and flourish in the free market, giving real choice to parents. Tax will no longer be a burden to schools and parents alike.

This will make education delivery far cheaper and give greater spending power to all New Zealand parents. The only drawback being, that I doubt the private sector could provide a teaching model dumb enough to accommodate the tastes of QPEC members."

ENDS

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