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Libz Applaud Charter School Development





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Libz Applaud Charter School Development

Libertarianz leader Richard McGrath said he was pleasantly surprised by the deal struck between ACT and the National Party which would allow for the introduction of charter schools in New Zealand.

“This is a significant move away from the tired and outdated system of state schools, which are little better than juvenile prisons churning out tens of thousands of functionally illiterate youths each year.”

“My party is particularly impressed by the adherence to principle represented in this radical reform.”

“National have stuck true to their core values of individual freedom and choice, personal responsibility, competitive enterprise and limited government. Likewise, ACT’s founding principles state that individuals are the rightful owners of their lives and therefore have inherent rights and responsibilities; also, that the proper purpose of government is to protect such rights and not assume these responsibilties.”

“While the two Davids flounder about in the wake of the worst election result for Labour in living memory, the two Johns have come up with a breakthrough in education that my party hails as a bold move in the right direction - toward greater ownership of education by students and their parents rather than by teachers’ unions.”

“Let’s hope John Banks can continue to abide by ACT’s liberal values. The Libertarianz Party will cheer him when he does, and pull him up when he veers away from the path of freedom.”

For more information, see www.libertarianz.org.nz or contact:

Dr Richard McGrath


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