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.
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.
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.
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…
Written By: - Date published: 11:32 am, August 5th, 2012 - 45 comments
No one can fix the tail of educational underachievement without fixing poverty.
Written By: - Date published: 2:19 pm, August 2nd, 2012 - 62 comments
A post (reprinted with permission) from bsprout at the Local Bodies blog…
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.
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.
Written By: - Date published: 3:36 pm, December 10th, 2011 - 5 comments
National seem to be backing Charter Schools on the premise that if the teachers don’t want them, they must be good.
Written By: - Date published: 2:48 pm, December 8th, 2011 - 38 comments
David Farrar is running National’s line that anything the teachers don’t want must be good for the education of our children…