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
New Government legislation allowing schools to search pupils'
bags and seize property has been met with mixed reactions
from Otago principals.
A teachers' union is criticising the Government for holding
the consultation period for charter schools during New
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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