Fri, 03 Aug 2012 8:40a.m.
The proposed charter schools are already causing controversy, with one academic condemning them as being “pigs”.
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5/08/2012 6:01:21 p.m.
The manufactured crisis in education that is being espoused by proponents of Charter Schools masks their own spurious agenda. The reality is that, public education attracts significant tax payer funding, and provides the likes of the Ballet Academy and Destiny Church, an opportunity to capture a piece of that dollar pie.
Advocates of Charter Schools care little about achievement, but see an opportunity to siphon off profits, from gullible parent communities who are led to believe there is something inherently wrong with their local state school.
Once enrolled, they will be confronted with a workforce that is employed as cheaply as possible, including untrained teachers. These schools won’t operate zero budgets, where each year the dollars in are spent on the students attending. Instead, the balance sheets will factor in shareholder returns.
The best choice must rest in quality public education, not fringe money grabbers who want to grab profits over the interests of children and their communities.
4/08/2012 12:59:23 p.m.
Charter schools indeed are run for the wrong reasons not for the betterment of the people but for the betterment of interest groups like business and religion.
It would be nice if these people stuck to their own business ( making money for shareholders and corrupting minds ) and leave education to the professionals that only have the best interest of students in mind. We don't need sausage factory like schools producing numb brained units for the consumer society.
3/08/2012 10:01:17 a.m.
@Mike... business roundtable mouthpiece... paid to give us a "national Party" opinion.
LOL do some work and stop skiving off... oh wait your job consists of spreading National Party propaganda all day long.
Here s alittle reality for you Alien... Ooops Lightseed... Ooops Mouthguard... wait I keep losing track of the nut job names you use.
New Zealands school system before Nationals interference was rated second best in the world.
Charter schools have failed in nearly every country they have been used.
There is a disproportionate amount of favourtism given by these schools to pupils that cost them less while those who require more intensive care are ignored and continue to fail.
Mike wants to invite the paedophiles back into the school system, wants to make your kids unsafe.
Thats the crux of his whole argument.
Charter schools are coming soon to a playground near you.
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