Taxpayer funded University of Auckland Education lecturer Peter O’Connor has been self-righteous and vitriolic about the introduction of Charter Schools.
Some of his main issues are that people should make money from education and he has warned against business philanthropists being involved. He even help organise public meeting against the proposal.
Here is a direct quote from O’Connor:
“The strange logic of charter schools is that taxpayers will pay for it, but private industry will take the profits,” says Auckland University Associate Professor Peter O’Connor.
However he also runs a private, for profit, drama in education business – that is now offering “free’ drama workshops in school – funded by non-other than the Todd Foundation.
Here is the sell:
“We are delighted to contact you about an opportunity for some of your students to receive a world leading process drama workshop, in your school. We have been funded through Child, Youth, and Family for the past 10 years to work with children around issues of family violence and child abuse. However, the opportunity to work in schools is very rare and is being funded by the AMAZING Todd Foundation.”
One of the best examples yet of outright hypocrisy in his area.
Time for Peter O’Connor to leave the Charter School arena and apologise.