John Banks was interviewed on Q+A about charter schools. It seems they are on track:
Act Party leader John Banks says there won’t be any changes to legislation around the controversial partnership schools despite opposition parties continuing their objections to elements of the bill such as allowing unqualified teachers.
The Education Amendment Bill, which would establish charter schools, known as partnership schools, was expected to pass in Parliament with the support of National, Act and the Maori Party.
Mr Banks told TVNZ’s Q+A programme today it was not insignificant the Maori Party would want to support the bill.
“Because every second young Maori leaves school after 12 years of schooling without NCEA level 2, no numeracy or literacy.”
He said the Maori Party had not asked for any changes to the bill in exchange for their support of it. Read more »