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Charter school sector underperforms system benchmarks

Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 10:35 am | Save Our Schools NZ

The 2017 School Leavers data reveals that, across the sector, charter secondary schools have underperformed the original system-wide targets set in 2013. More >>

Charter school funding is higher - as most have suspected

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 11:37 am | Save Our Schools NZ

Radio NZ ran a story last week with the startling admission that funding for two Whangarei based charter schools was about to fall as they converted into Designated Character State schools from 2019. More >>

National’s knee-jerk support for charter schools

Sunday, 29 July 2018, 2:07 pm | Save Our Schools NZ

National’s knee-jerk support for charter schools shows it is struggling to develop Education policy More >>

Another Charter School Whitewash report

Monday, 9 April 2018, 2:43 pm | Save Our Schools NZ

It is laughable that John Banks told Cabinet in July 2012 that “A strong evaluation programme will be put in place that thoroughly examines the impact and effectiveness of the first such schools. This will enable us to make informed decisions about whether ... More >>

David Seymour and “School Choice”

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 9:03 am | Save Our Schools NZ

The ACT Party’s ideological bent for privatisation is clear when David Seymour talks about the government’s decision to “take school choice away” from kids if his charter school model is abolished. More >>

US Civil Rights Group calls for charter school moratorium

Wednesday, 21 March 2018, 1:17 pm | Save Our Schools NZ

Several recent stories are highlighting the fall in support for charter schools in the USA. More >>

Answers for David Seymour

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 1:34 pm | Save Our Schools NZ

Save Our Schools feels a response to David Seymour’s Questions for Kelvin, Willie and Peeni should include a few relevant facts. This seems to be something Mr Seymour routinely ignores in his communiques. More >>

Fact Checker: David Seymour and his charter school “facts”

Friday, 9 February 2018, 10:34 am | Save Our Schools NZ

David Seymour needs a reality check if he thinks that charter schools are not in trouble overseas. More >>

Kaye calls for Transparency on charter schools? Yeah Right!

Monday, 5 February 2018, 12:16 pm | Save Our Schools NZ

Nikki Kaye has taken the early lead in the “You must be joking” stakes with her ridiculous press release today calling for transparency on charter schools. More >>

MPs making misleading statements about charter schools

Tuesday, 7 November 2017, 9:35 am | Save Our Schools NZ

Nikki Kaye has joined her colleague David Seymour in making misleading statements about charter schools. More >>

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 >>