Ghetto Schools Revisited

The repository of all knowledge – Wikipedia – tells us that a Ghetto is:

“a part of a city in which members of a minority group live, especially because of social, legal, or economic pressure.” 

When asked about Charter Schools back on the 29th of July Chris Hipkins’ best response was:

Given the recent release of school data highlighted on Monday and revisited here:

School (decile)

NCEA Level 1 Failure

Roll (% European)

Taxpayer Funding

Otahuhu College (1)


1348 (2)


Southern Cross Campus (1)


1558 (1)


Aorere College (2)


1508 (3)


Papatoetoe High School (3)


1648 (3)


Mangere College (1)


796 (1)


Tangaroa College (1)


942 (1)


One Tree Hill (3)


905 (8)


Onehunga High School (4)


1315 (22)


Tamaki College (1)


585 (4)


James Cook High School (1)


1410 (5)


Nationally 20%

i.e. massive segregation


How does Hipkins describe these schools? Are they happy for him to describe them that way?

What does he propose to do about them? Apart from repealing a model that Standford Unversity says:

benefit[s] students from poor families, black students and Hispanic English-language learners more than their peers in other groups,


 “The results reveal that the charter school sector is getting better on average and that charter schools are benefiting low-income, disadvantaged and special-education students,” CREDO Director Margaret Raymond said.

Labour’s 9 years of reinforcing the zoning and lack of choice for people in this areas has lead to a situation that the Left clearly see in their best interest to maintain.

Time for the people in these areas to look for choices that Labour/Greens/PPTA/NZEI constantly seek to deny them.

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