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)

59.7%

1348 (2)

$10m

Southern Cross Campus (1)

39.6%

1558 (1)

$12.2m

Aorere College (2)

41.5%

1508 (3)

$9.7m

Papatoetoe High School (3)

48.6%

1648 (3)

$11m

Mangere College (1)

47.5%

796 (1)

$6.6m

Tangaroa College (1)

45.2%

942 (1)

$7.3m

One Tree Hill (3)

56%

905 (8)

$5.8m

Onehunga High School (4)

48.7%

1315 (22)

$8.8m

Tamaki College (1)

73.6%

585 (4)

$5.3m

James Cook High School (1)

52.8%

1410 (5)

$10.4

Nationally 20%

i.e. massive segregation

$87.5million

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,

and;

 “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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