Education reporters write articles like the one below, which complaining about large class sizes, but don’t ask Charter schools how they manage to keep their classes small. They complain about schools not having enough money for IT and teachers not being paid enough, but don’t ask Charter schools how they do it despite tight budgets and less money than a State school of the same size.
Growing class sizes, pay levels for teachers and an increase in technology are the top concerns for Kiwi parents, a survey has revealed.
As the school year begins, almost half of respondents to an unscientific Herald on Sunday survey of 160 parents of primary-aged children, were concerned about the high number of pupils in each class. Three-quarters said teachers were not paid enough and 80 per cent were concerned that their children spent too much time focused on screens.
Some parents the Herald spoke to said class sizes needed to be limited and they feared further growth would lead to stressed teachers and poor academic results.
-Herald on Sunday
I would like education reporters to ask the following questions of the three Auckland Charter schools that I visited last year.