In Saturday’s NZ Herald PPTA President Angela Roberts declared a “broken heart” and “hurt” over a Northland Charter School buying a waka.
This is in keeping with her attempt to protect the PPTA patch against the perceived threat of nine marauding Charter Schools.
She is trying to create the impression that Charter Schools are over-funded. In her PPTA profile Roberts declares herself a teacher of Drama and Economics at Stratford High School.
This school is long established and yet has funding of $8,865.20 per student (over $4.7 million in total – excluding buildings and centralised services).
Four of the nine Charters have got their per student costs below that level already – well within the first two years of their existence. For those schools their annual building costs are included in that figure and well as cashed-up funding for centralised services they don’t receive. Â Read more »