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Five Charter Schools to open in 2014

The government has announced that five Charter Schools will be opening their doors next year.

This is a fantastic step forward that will no doubt be opposed by Labour and their pals in the teacher unions. Whenever they open their gobs they should be asked what it is that thy propose to deal with the long tail of under-achievement that they have created with their system, where 20% fail…they should be asked why they continue to maintain that a 20% failure rate is acceptable.

The Government has announced the first successful applicants for charter schools in New Zealand, all of them in Northland and Auckland.

Education Minister Hekia Parata and Association Education Minister John Banks said five organisations had successfully applied to be partnership, or charter schools.  Read more »

As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.