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Minister of Education compromises senior OECD official

Thursday, 3 April 2014, 4:12 pm | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

The Quality Public Education Coalition is concerned that an OECD official's integrity and independence has been compromised by New Zealand’s Minister of Education, Hekia Parata. More >>

World Autism Awareness Day

Wednesday, 2 April 2014, 12:19 pm | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

“Wednesday 2 April is World Autism Awareness Day and QPEC wishes to acknowledge all those who work so hard to support autistic learners, in both their families and in our schools. More >>

Accountability for public funds is the issue

Monday, 24 March 2014, 9:55 am | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

Quality Public Education Coalition “Minister of Education Hekia Parata has done a huge disservice to public education with her mismanagement of the inquiry into the spending of public funds by the Te Kohanga Reo National Trust,” says Quality ... More >>

QPEC welcomes wider access to Special Assistance support

Tuesday, 18 March 2014, 3:10 pm | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

QPEC welcomes the recent announcement that hundreds more students will get extra help for NCEA assessments to meet their special learning needs. “This is a significant development for those students whose parents cannot afford to pay for the specialist ... More >>

Government disingenuous about school funding

Thursday, 13 March 2014, 4:08 pm | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

“The John Key-led government continues to lack sincerity and honesty about how it is funding school property investment, while continuing to mislead the public on its controversial asset sales programme”, says QPEC Chairperson, Bill Courtney. More >>

Education and the ACT Party

Thursday, 27 February 2014, 3:33 pm | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

The Party of American Crackpot Theories, otherwise known as the ACT Party, holds its 2014 Party Conference this weekend. The Quality Public Education Coalition has put together a handy set of pointers to help reporters covering the conference to ... More >>

QPEC comment on education policy annoucement

Friday, 24 January 2014, 11:11 am | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

QPEC comment on the government’s 2014 education policy announcement First, QPEC welcomes the government’s intention to increase funding for education. However, we are concerned that the policy on school principals and teachers, while providing ... More >>

Minister disingenuous about National Standards funding

Thursday, 28 November 2013, 9:22 am | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

Minister of Education, Hekia Parata, is being economical with the truth regarding the support now being given to support priority students and schools, says QPEC National Chairperson, Bill Courtney. More >>

QPEC Open Letter to Peter Hughes, Secretary of Education

Friday, 22 November 2013, 2:39 pm | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

Dear Mr Hughes, On behalf of the Quality Public Education Coalition (“QPEC”) I am writing to introduce our organisation and express our desire to participate actively in the education policy debate in New Zealand. More >>

Time for Civics and Citizenship education in our schools

Tuesday, 15 October 2013, 3:23 pm | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

“The very low voter turnout for the local body elections this year points to the urgent need for Civics and Citizenship education in our schools. This has been a serous gap in New Zealand’s education system for a long time and the recent election ... More >>

Putting the public back into public education

Friday, 11 October 2013, 12:38 pm | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

“The High Court decision on the proposed merger of Phillipstown School is a victory for common sense and the little guys”, says Quality Public Education Coalition Chairperson, Bill Courtney. More >>

QPEC statement on charter schools: Is this it?

Tuesday, 17 September 2013, 2:47 pm | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

QPEC members can find nothing new, exciting or innovative in these proposals - nothing that does not already exist within the public school system except a touch of military discipline and a dose of Remuera missionary schooling in South Auckland. More >>

The Folly of data fascination

Monday, 19 August 2013, 12:57 pm | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

Unfortunately, neither Education Minister, Hekia Parata, nor the editors of the Fairfax Media School Report database, understand the difference between data, information and knowledge. More >>

Greater accountability needed for NZ's charter school

Friday, 9 August 2013, 1:19 pm | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

“This past week has been a poor one for so-called Partnership Schools, New Zealand’s version of charter schools. It is now clear that the authorisation process does not meet the standards expected of open and transparent government, according to the ... More >>

“QPEC Doesn’t Buy the Rhetoric Behind Charter Schools”

Tuesday, 21 May 2013, 2:48 pm | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

Minister of Education, Hekia Parata, has again attempted to defend the ideology behind the introduction of the charter school concept into New Zealand. More >>

QPEC adds its support to “Feed the Kids” Bill

Wednesday, 1 May 2013, 4:37 pm | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

QPEC is delighted to join the growing number of organisations supporting the “Feed the Kids” Bill. More >>

PM's School of Choice Gets 40% Funding Increase in Two Years

Thursday, 18 April 2013, 9:16 am | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

Prime Minister Increases Kings College Funding By An Eye-Watering 40% In Just Two Years More >>

Prime Minister increases Kings College Funding By 40%

Tuesday, 16 April 2013, 9:25 am | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

Media Release: Prime Minister increases Kings College Funding By An Eye-Watering 40% In Just Two Years Today’s revelation that the government is giving active consideration to increasing state subsidies to private schools in the budget (RNZ story today) ... More >>

Charter Schools Outrageous Attack On Democracy

Thursday, 7 March 2013, 8:29 am | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

6 March 2013 Media Release: Charter Schools Outrageous Attack On Democracy Today’s Ministry of Education release requesting applications for charter schools before the legislation allowing them has been agreed by parliament is outrageous. The applications ... More >>

John Banks gives two-fingered salute to parliament

Saturday, 2 March 2013, 3:11 pm | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

Act Party leader and Associate Education Minister John Banks has given a two-fingered salute to parliament with his premature appointment of the government’s new charter school authorisation board. More >>

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