Acting Education Minister Anne Tolley

Misleading headline about NZ Online schools

The headline says, Treasury issues warning over risks of online schools in NZ but when I read the body of the article it revealed no such thing. The concerns mentioned were about the US online charter school model which is not the model on which the new COOLs are being based. Misleading is too kind a term for what that headline actually is. The warning from treasury has NOTHING to do with what Hekia Parata is supporting.

…Documents obtained by Labour reveal concerns by Treasury officials that there were “risks” if students already under-achieving at school signed up to online learning.

…Labour education spokesman Chris Hipkins says taking schools and teachers out of the education equation won’t work.

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