Charter schools play an important role...With the flexibility to develop new methods for educating our youth, and to develop remedies that could help underperforming schools, these innovative and autonomous public schools often offer lessons that can be applied in other institutions of learning...including in traditional public schools
Since 2014, Kiwi parents have been able to choose charter schools that best meet their child’s needs and aspirations – at primary, intermediate and secondary school levels. These charter schools (formally known as Partnership Schools | Kura Hourua) offer parents a viable, high quality educational alternative to traditional state schools. They are independently operated, by charities, iwi and educational entrepreneurs, and state-funded - at the same level as an equivalent state school.
Over 1500 students, most of whom haven't done well in a traditional public school, have already taken this opportunity. The Government wants to rip this opportunity away from some of New Zealand's most vulnerable children.
Here are some of the great schools the Government wants to shut: