PM wants FREE education but is closing down the only schools who actually provide it

Credit: SB Whaleoil

The government is promising to take steps to get New Zealand back on track to free education.

[…] “We’re meant to have free education and yet with things like so-called ‘voluntary’ donations and the cost of uniforms, they are escalating.

[…] This comes as parents around the country are shelling out up to $1000 on school uniforms ahead of the school term.

Ms Ardern said in her day, her school was very deliberate about having generic polo shirts that could be purchased relatively cheaply.

We surely have to be encouraging alternative ways to find uniforms.”

Partnerships schools have found a way but she is not encouraging them she is closing them.

[…] “Before the end of the year, probably one of the biggest initiatives you’ll see from this government in terms of family incomes was the families package, so 384,000 families on average getting about $75 a week by the time it’s fully implemented.

Her answer is to throw more money at the problem, surprise surprise.

“We’re certainly looking at the operational funding for schooling generally, and that’s meant to ease the cost that’s being spread onto parents.”

Another lolly scramble. Heave forbid she ask the State schools to learn how to benefit from bulk funding and professionally manage their budgets like Partnership schools do. She would rather give poor money managers MORE cash than expect them to learn to manage their money better.

Education Minister Chris Hipkins told Newshub he doesn’t want to see schools making a profit out of the sale of uniforms, and has sought advice from the Ministry of Education about the issue.[…]

One of the smears thrown by the Teacher Unions and Labour at Charter schools is that they are nasty for-profit schools yet they are the only ones who have managed to provide a quality education to students for FREE.



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