Charter schools a form of dangerous exploitation, says PPTA

Press Release – PPTA

“We’re creeping dangerously into territory where public education is seen as charity and not the right of every student,” says junior vice president Doug Clark. “Our latest book for the prime minister is Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens, …16 December 2011

Charter schools a form of dangerous exploitation, says PPTA

“We’re creeping dangerously into territory where public education is seen as charity and not the right of every student,” says junior vice president Doug Clark.

“Our latest book for the prime minister is Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens, it illustrates the danger in competition between schools.”

“We don’t have the same level of violence in New Zealand schools as in this novel, but children are exploited in a different way in the countries that have adopted charter schools; like through excessive marketing and branding,” says Clark.

In the spirit of the season PPTA continues to help John Key build up a collection of reading by gifting him a book on each of the 12 working days until Christmas.

The letter to John Key is available here.

ENDS

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