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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 >>

QPEC Release: Charter school loses 10% of roll

Thursday, 14 August 2014, 9:47 am | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

“The new military charter school on Auckland’s North Shore has lost 10% of its students since opening in February this year, figures released by the Ministry of Education show. More >>

Privatisation Does Not Increase Education Choice

Wednesday, 6 August 2014, 3:54 pm | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

QPEC Mythbuster: Privatisation Does Not Increase Education Choice Myth: “We believe that students will get better educations if their parents have more choice and educators face more competition.” Source: ACT Party Education Policy 2014, p.1 ACT Party ... More >>

QPEC Release: Tick For Kids

Tuesday, 17 June 2014, 3:05 pm | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

“QPEC welcomes the launch of the Tick For Kids campaign. It is time to put our children first and focus on policies that aim to improve the living conditions of Kiwi kids. More >>

“Public” Funding but “Private” Operation

Thursday, 12 June 2014, 4:03 pm | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

The issues behind the referral of the Te Kohanga Reo National Trust subsidiary to the Serious Fraud Office by the Minister of Education illustrate the growing complexities of where, how and by whom public funds are ultimately spent. More >>

QPEC: Charter School Arrogance versus the Public Interest

Friday, 23 May 2014, 12:53 pm | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

The release yesterday of the parties interested in establishing a charter school has, yet again, signalled an utter contempt for the public interest. Only last year, Ombudsman Professor Ron Paterson ruled that a more informed public discourse about ... More >>

60th anniversary of Brown v Board of Education

Friday, 16 May 2014, 3:28 pm | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

60th anniversary of Brown v Board of Education: One of the landmark civil rights cases of our time More >>

QPEC Update: NZ’s Charter Schools Small and Expensive

Monday, 12 May 2014, 3:36 pm | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

NZ’s charter schools are proving to be small and expensive, according to figures obtained under the Official Information Act. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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