The fur flew in parliament yesterday

During oral question number six Kelvin Davis, Labour deputy leader, and Associate Minister of Education made accusations of “Chicken Little” scaremongering from National.

Nikki Kaye responds with the complaint against him from Villa Education Trust.

She also raises the Radio NZ report that Labour Maori MPs have given their word that Maori Charter schools will not be shut down. She points out that this is favouritism.

In the video, Kelvin appears to mislead the house by claiming that he rang the Charter school and that there was no answer. We have been told that what actually happened was that he rang someone he knows who works there, not the school leadership at all, and it was that person who didn’t pick up.

During oral question number one Bill English points out that there is no guarantee that the Partnership schools will stay open.

Jacinda Ardern counters with the party line that all they need to do to transition is to teach the NZ curriculum and have registered teachers. (Something that they are already doing.)

For a laugh watch question 12 where Chris Bishop asks Peeni Henare if it was true that he got a huge telling off from Jacinda Ardern for allowing her to be photographed with Charter school kids.

Dominic Elliot is honoured by the PM before she closes down his Partnership school. PHOTO supplied

PHOTO-Supplied to Whaleoil
Dominic Elliot holding a sign: “Jacinda where is your support now?”

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