Charter schools

Charter cash better spent on state schools: poll

A narrow majority of New Zealanders oppose the opening of five charter schools next year and feel the funding would be better spent on state schools, a Herald-DigiPoll survey has found.

School search and seizures power welcome

School search and seizures power welcome

New Government legislation allowing schools to search pupils' bags and seize property has been met with mixed reactions from Otago principals.

Deadline for charter schools talks blasted

Deadline for charter schools talks blasted

A teachers' union is criticising the Government for holding the consultation period for charter schools during New Zealanders' holidays.

Education policy myths poor substitute for evidence

Education policy myths poor substitute for  evidence

Educational reform agendas are often political and built largely on myth and rhetoric rather than hard evidence, the University of Otago's Dr Darrell Latham writes.

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