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Charter secondary schools underperform system benchmarks

Friday, 1 September 2017, 11:28 am | Save Our Schools NZ

The 2016 School Leavers statistics paint a grim picture for charter school supporters. Figures just released by the Ministry of Education show that only 59.7% of charter school leavers left with NCEA L2 or above in 2016. More >>

The appalling lack of charter school accountability

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 9:57 am | Save Our Schools NZ

After a delay of over a year, the poor performance of New Zealand’s charter schools in 2015 has finally been confirmed by the Ministry of Education. More >>

The Charter School Performance Cover Up

Friday, 5 May 2017, 2:47 pm | Save Our Schools NZ

The cover up of the true picture of student achievement in charter schools continued today with the belated release of the second Martin Jenkins Evaluation Report. More >>

Another misleading statement about charter schools

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 10:56 am | Save Our Schools NZ

David Seymour has made a clearly incorrect statement to the media about his beloved charter schools and contradicted his Minister in the process. More >>

Are charter schools really delivering for Maori students?

Wednesday, 9 November 2016, 10:12 am | Save Our Schools NZ

Save Our Schools finds little evidence to support the claim by the Maori Party that charter schools are “delivering for our people”. More >>

Seymour’s bizarre claims about charter school performance

Tuesday, 16 August 2016, 1:49 pm | Save Our Schools NZ

Analysis by Save Our Schools NZ shows that the charter primary and middle schools achieved only 27 out a combined total of 66 achievement Targets for the 2015 academic year. This is a hit rate of only 40.9%. More >>

Villa Education Charter Schools fail to achieve targets

Thursday, 11 August 2016, 4:10 pm | Save Our Schools NZ

The two charter schools operated by Villa Education Trust have achieved only 3 of their 12 student achievement targets for the 2015 year, according to analysis by Save Our Schools NZ. More >>

David Seymour and more misinformation on school funding

Friday, 22 April 2016, 5:05 pm | Save Our Schools NZ

David Seymour’s press release today about the collapse of North Shore based private school, Corelli, has two whoppers in it. More >>

The Spin Doctors out in force at Vanguard – again!

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 10:36 am | Save Our Schools NZ

Today’s press release from Vanguard Military School (3 February 2016) again highlights how the spin doctors love to spin a story around high participation-based pass rates in NCEA. But do they tell the full story of student achievement at the charter secondary ... More >>

Whangaruru the first example of failed education ideology

Wednesday, 16 December 2015, 3:57 pm | Save Our Schools NZ

The closure of the charter school based at Whangaruru is an indictment of the charter school model and not a strength as David Seymour wrongly claims. More >>

Is David Seymour changing the rules for his charter schools?

Thursday, 10 December 2015, 9:06 am | Save Our Schools NZ

Is David Seymour changing the rules for charter schools to make it easier for them to meet their contract performance standards? More >>

Charter School Funding: The (Updated) Facts

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 10:58 am | Save Our Schools NZ

This time last year the Ministry of Education published a shamefully misleading publication, ironically called “State and Partnership Schools: The Facts”. More >>

Seymour's Charter School Claims are Utter Nonsense

Friday, 14 August 2015, 1:08 pm | Save Our Schools NZ

David Seymour’s claim that charter school NCEA achievement is “Very High” is utter nonsense More >>

Hekia statement about charter school funding misleads

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 10:17 am | Save Our Schools NZ

The taxpayer will pay a total of $839,400 in the second half of 2015 for the troubled Wairua charter school that would not have been payable if the Minister had closed the school at the end of the second term. More >>

Hekia and biased promotion of charter school NCEA results

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 12:01 pm | Save Our Schools NZ

Hekia Parata has been misleading Parliament again and showing how biased she is in favour of her beloved charter schools. More >>

Hekia misleads the House on charter school funding

Friday, 3 July 2015, 9:44 am | Save Our Schools NZ

Minister of Education, Hekia Parata, misled the House yesterday in response to questions about the large surplus accumulating in one of her charter schools. More >>

Fact Checker: Hekia and Charter School Finances

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 9:54 am | Save Our Schools NZ

Minister of Education, Hekia Parata, faced a few questions in parliament yesterday about the $2.5 million surplus that one of her charter schools has accumulated in only 15 months. More >>

Charter Schools: The Shroud of Secrecy continues

Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 3:44 pm | Save Our Schools NZ

The Ministry of Education finally released the ERO Readiness Review of the Whangaruru charter school in February 2015, one complete year after the school opened. More >>

“Fact Checker: Vanguard’s 2014 NCEA Results

Thursday, 19 February 2015, 12:43 pm | Save Our Schools NZ

The press release from Vanguard Military School on its 2014 NCEA results makes for impressive reading on the surface (release date 18 February 2015). Digging deeper, a few key questions are worth asking. More >>

Partnership School Funding

Tuesday, 9 December 2014, 1:54 pm | Save Our Schools NZ

The Ministry of Education has produced a brochure that attempts to explain “Partnership Schools” funding. Unfortunately, it does a good job of highlighting the problems, rather than answering the real questions. More >>



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