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Charter Schools: A failed idea

Written By: - Date published: 10:00 am, January 17th, 2013 - 36 comments

Submissions for the Education Amendment Bill 2012 (includes Charter Schools) close on 24 January.  The PPTA reminds us that Charter Schools are a failed idea.  Even Treasury documents show they are a bad idea.

Nats’ war on education: cutting wages

Written By: - Date published: 10:00 am, October 19th, 2010 - 86 comments

For some reason, the Nats hate public education. Even an elitist fool should be able to see that a well-educated workforce is valuable and public education is the cheapest way to achieve it. Yet National is attacking education at every level. The latest ‘offer’ to the secondary teachers would see them take 2 years of after-inflation pay cuts.

Request for Information

Written By: - Date published: 6:46 pm, September 13th, 2010 - 8 comments

Teachers are striking on Wednesday.

But there’s not a lot of information about why.

That’s an information void the government will fill if the PPTA doesn’t.

Teachers strike

Written By: - Date published: 9:56 am, August 30th, 2010 - 66 comments

Not content with wrecking primary school education, Anne Tolley has bought herself an unnecessary fight with secondary teachers.

Workers and Dear John

Written By: - Date published: 7:34 am, July 28th, 2010 - 34 comments

National is making a total mess of industrial relations. Two different news items yesterday tell the same story: the unions are angry, and the PPTA teachers are angry. Nats beware. Nice Mr Key could so quickly become Dear John…

Dimming down night classes

Written By: - Date published: 10:00 am, February 23rd, 2010 - 2 comments

The Post Primary Teachers’ Association have just launched a YouTube video protesting National’s hugely unpopular cuts to night classes.

Click through to check it out.

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