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Charter schools decision driven by politics

Monday, 17 August 2015, 9:33 am | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

The decision to open two more charter ‘partnership’ schools in New Zealand is indefensible on educational or social grounds, says QPEC Chairperson John Minto. More >>

Unitec job losses: press commentary

Tuesday, 11 August 2015, 10:17 am | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

Unitec job losses Unitec has announced 300 job losses in the next 3 years. In QPEC's view, the decision is the outcome of two factors. One is consistent government underfunding of tertiary education. The other is Unitec management's blind faith in neoliberal ... More >>

Gloriavale Christian Community School: What does it teach?

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 9:24 am | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

Registered by the state; inspected by the Education Review Office, and partially funded by taxpayers – but what is taught there? More >>

QPEC Media Release: Tertiary Councils

Friday, 27 March 2015, 11:09 am | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

The National-led Government has stripped tertiary councils of staff and student representation as of right. But universities and wananga still have the power on their own initiative to reinstate these representatives. More >>

Funds for education success go to educationally successful

Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 5:15 pm | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

QPEC wants to know why the extra resources provided by the government’s flagship teacher policy are overwhelmingly being captured by the schools that cater for the wealthiest suburbs of our richest city. More >>

Are partnership schools more trouble than they are worth?

Friday, 20 February 2015, 11:07 am | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

When National fundamentally altered the Education Act to provide for a new, non-accountable, category of schools, the justification was that these schools needed to be freed from the shackles of government regulation in order to provide excellent education ... More >>

Fee paying education not in our interests

Monday, 16 February 2015, 10:46 am | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

Dr Liz Gordon, QPEC spokesperson and educational researcher, today argued against proposals being aired in the media to allow state schools to charge fees. More >>

Unitec betrays its trust

Thursday, 12 February 2015, 9:25 am | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

Unitec's management is betraying the trust of its students, staff and the public, says the Quality Public Education Coalition (QPEC). "Unitec is conducting a spate of restructuring that seriously threatens the viability of its programmes," ... More >>

Government undermines university councils

Thursday, 12 February 2015, 9:22 am | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

Government has this week undermined democracy in universities and wananga, says the Quality Public Education Coalition (QPEC). The Education Amendment Bill, passed Feb 10, takes away the legal right for staff and students to elect representatives to ... More >>

QPEC: Inteuri buys ITTI

Sunday, 8 February 2015, 10:51 am | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

"Inteuri's purchase of ITTI (the Information Technology Training Institute) continues the process of undermining public tertiary education in New Zealand," says Dr David Cooke, spokesperson for QPEC, the Quality Public Education Coalition. More >>

As predicted, charter schools in trouble

Monday, 2 February 2015, 10:56 am | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

When the government changed the Education Act to allow for charter schools, it bet that a bunch of non-educators using their own untested theories of education could run schools for our most disadvantaged students and achieve better results than state ... More >>

State housing sell-off will harm vulnerable children

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 4:49 pm | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

“The government’s planned sell-off of state housing will cause serious harm to the education of New Zealand’s most vulnerable children”, says QPEC Spokesperson John Minto. More >>

Government misguided to base funding on employment outcomes

Friday, 21 November 2014, 9:11 am | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

“QPEC, the Quality Public Education Coalition, is alarmed at proposals to tie tertiary education funding to "employment outcomes," says QPEC tertiary education spokesperson Dr David Cooke. Ministry briefings, the Ministry of Education, the TEC ... More >>

Don’t dump the decile system until there is an alternative

Thursday, 13 November 2014, 10:37 am | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

Dr Liz Gordon of the Quality Public Education Coalition is urging caution in making changes to the decile funding system that provides additional funding for schools. More >>

Another $15 million to be wasted on failed policy

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 4:01 pm | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

Four new schools are to be opened under the Partnership Schools banner in Auckland and Whangarei. QPEC Chair, Bill Courtney, notes that he is most concerned, given the lack of accountability already evident in the programme. More >>

Unanswered Questions about Charter Schools

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 1:12 pm | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

QPEC Chairperson, Bill Courtney, participated in two interviews broadcast on Radio New Zealand on Wednesday 10 September 2014 on the subject of the first five charter, or Partnership, schools. More >>

Charter Schools now even smaller and more expensive

Wednesday, 10 September 2014, 12:44 pm | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

NZ’s charter school experiment is proving to be even more expensive than first thought, as two schools have experienced falling rolls since the start of the 2014 school year and three remain below what is termed their “Guaranteed Minimum Roll” ... More >>

Charter Schools now even smaller and more expensive

Wednesday, 10 September 2014, 10:12 am | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

NZ’s charter school experiment is proving to be even more expensive than first thought, as two schools have experienced falling rolls since the start of the 2014 school year and three remain below what is termed their “Guaranteed Minimum Roll” ... More >>

Fact Checker: Decile is not Destiny

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 1:58 pm | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

As we look into the evidence on this one, let’s be clear on one point right from the start: let’s understand the difference between “destiny” and “probability”. And, if we don’t want decile to be destiny, then what are we doing about it! More >>

Jack Shallcrass: educator and humanist

Friday, 15 August 2014, 4:19 pm | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

Jack Shallcrass: educator and humanist QPEC notes with regret the death of Jack Shallcrass-- fourth generation New Zealander, writer, broadcaster and 'devout Humanist.' Jack was educated in Wellington and for more than fifty years taught in schools, at Wellington ... More >>

 

 

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