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Charter schools shoot themselves in both feet

Written By: - Date published: 2:03 pm, October 23rd, 2012 - 16 comments

Evidence of the supposed success of charter schools in New York is doing the rounds. Unfortunately for the right-wing ideologues, charter schools shoot themselves in both feet when they use “relaxed” assessment standards and other methods of artificially “boosting” their results.

NRT: Charter schools in the UK

Written By: - Date published: 10:21 am, September 21st, 2012 - 19 comments

No Right Turn on the waste and divisiveness of charter schools in the UK.

Sunday Reading

Written By: - Date published: 9:30 am, September 16th, 2012 - 8 comments

My regular Sunday piece of interesting, longer, deeper stories I found during the week. It’s also a chance for you to share what you found this week too. This week: torture, charter schools, economics and development.

Unqualified teachers in charter schools condemned

Written By: - Date published: 8:38 am, September 7th, 2012 - 181 comments

A stinging report from the Ministry of Education condemns the proposed use of unqualified teachers in charter schools.  The Nats won’t listen because the Nats don’t care about the quality of education, they only care about privatising it.

Nats’ education plans make sense after all

Written By: - Date published: 9:16 am, August 11th, 2012 - 33 comments

How to explain National’s blatant inconsistency in not requiring national standards for charter schools? After further reflection, I think it makes sense after all…

Nats don’t believe their own education policy

Written By: - Date published: 12:26 pm, August 7th, 2012 - 28 comments

As usual it is the kids who will suffer.

Education and poverty

Written By: - Date published: 11:32 am, August 5th, 2012 - 45 comments

No one can fix the tail of educational underachievement without fixing poverty.

Incoherent education policy

Written By: - Date published: 8:22 am, August 3rd, 2012 - 211 comments

The right hand of National’s education policy doesn’t know what the far-right hand is up to…

Local Bodies: NZ Charter Schools Defined

Written By: - Date published: 2:19 pm, August 2nd, 2012 - 62 comments

A post (reprinted with permission) from bsprout at the Local Bodies blog…

While I have your attention class…

Written By: - Date published: 11:25 am, June 8th, 2012 - 6 comments

While the public’s attention is focused on educational issues, use the platform to press for change on the Nats other damaging educational initiatives, national standards and charter schools.

NRT: Catherine Isaac’s crony appointment

Written By: - Date published: 9:58 am, April 30th, 2012 - 6 comments

The indefatigable Idiot/Savant at NRT has been looking at the appointment of Isacc to head the Charter School Working Group. It seems to have been conducted with all the professionalism and integrity that we have come to expect of ACT.

More willful ignorance on charter schools

Written By: - Date published: 10:35 am, April 29th, 2012 - 27 comments

Armstrong tries to downplay the risks of charter schools. To do so of course he has to (as the PM so often does) denigrate the science that he wants to ignore.

Ideological blindness on education

Written By: - Date published: 9:33 am, April 18th, 2012 - 49 comments

The Nats are determined to ignore the evidence on the harm caused by charter schools, just as they are ignoring evidence on the damage done by national standards. This willingness to harm kids, as incidental pawns in their ideological games, really pisses me off.

ImperatorFish: The Two Most Powerful Arguments They Can Muster

Written By: - Date published: 3:36 pm, December 10th, 2011 - 5 comments

Scott at Imperator Fish has kindly given us permission to syndicate posts from his blog – the original of this post is here 

National seem to be backing Charter Schools on the premise that if the teachers don’t want them, they must be good.

 

ImperatorFish: Not Irony #2

Written By: - Date published: 2:48 pm, December 8th, 2011 - 38 comments

Scott at Imperator Fish has kindly given us permission to syndicate posts from his blog – the original of this post is here

David Farrar is running National’s line that anything the teachers don’t want must be good for the education of our children…

 

Charter schools

Written By: - Date published: 2:30 pm, December 6th, 2011 - 112 comments

Once again, under National, we get to repeat an experiment that failed 20 years ago.  All cooked up on the back of an envelope in a coalition deal.  Education deserves much better.

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