Curia poll: Public support Charter schools & disapprove of government

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Polling conducted by Curia Market Research has revealed that the public support charter schools remaining open and disapprove of how the government has treated them. 40% of those polled want Charter schools to continue operating in their current form while 30% don’t and 30% are unsure or undecided.

57% of decided voters want charter schools to continue operating under their current model without being forced to either transition or close down and 60% percent of decided voters disapprove of the way the government is dealing with charter schools.

When we look at the YES votes by party political affiliation it gets even more interesting.

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63% of National voters polled want Charter schools to continue in their current form and someone should alert NZ First’s Tracey Martin, Associate Minister for Education because 63% of NZ First voters polled also want Charter schools to continue in their current form.

When we look at the net result for each political party the message to NZ First is very clear. 51% of their supporters do not support the Labour party’s plan for Charter schools.

NZ First should not be voting to support Chris Hipkins’ bill that will allow him to terminate Charter school contracts and force them to close or transition. If both National and NZ First oppose the bill it will not be able to be passed.

Simon Bridges needs to build a bridge to NZ First and work with them to save our Charter schools. He needs to send in his best negotiator who has a good working relationship with Winston and get the job done.

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Act leader David Seymour has said that…

the government is on the wrong side of public opinion on this issue. It needs to stop taking advice from the teachers’ unions, start listening to Kiwis, and drop its ideological push to deprive kids of choice.”I urge New Zealanders who value educational choice for our kids to go to savecharters.kiwi and sign the petition telling the Government to back off.

This website also tells people how to make a submission on Chris Hipkins’ legislation to scrap charter schools. It only takes a few minutes and can easily be done online.

There’s plenty of anger about the Government’s decision to take school choice away from 1500 disadvantaged students. Kiwis now need to translate that feeling into action.


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