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The article Charter schools
backed (East & Bays Courier,
April 6) represents a biased
argument regarding charter
There are many people who do
not back charter schools,
Did the writer of the article
consider consulting NZEI Te Riu
Roa, an organisation dedicated to
advancing quality public edu-
cation accessible to every child in
Overseas experience shows that
charter schools do very little to
raise educational achievement
and can take money away from
existing schools and undermine
Even the Government s own
officials have advised that the
success of charter schools is mixed
and they have not consistently led
to significant increases in achieve-
ment among lower-performing
What I would like to ask
Education Minister Hekia Parata
is how does she intend to consult
with schools and sector organ-
isations regarding charter
schools? What overseas evidence
suggests charter schools are
better than state schools?
I suggest she looks at the
innovative and positive teaching
and learning programmes which
are already in our schools but
need much more resourcing.
The National Government
continues to introduce new
methods into an already high-
quality public education system
which ranks highly
internationally, but fails to test
these new methods before
introduction -- just look at the
National Standards debacle.
And now we have to deal with
their next controversial idea of
The Government consistently
fails to listen to our teachers who
actually work at the chalkface of
education -- the very people who
know what works and what does
Why does the New Zealand
educational system even need
charter schools at all?
Teacher and NZEI member
No patting please
mobility dog. I wear a very pretty
black jacket with service dog
and public access certified
written on it and clearly visible.
I live in Kohimarama with my
human team-mate. I regularly go
out with her and very often people
approach me and pat me or talk to
me. I know I am very cute but
please, when you see a dog with a
vest on being a service dog, do not
interact with it. In doing so you
distract the dog.
If the dog is distracted when it
is working it might react in some
way and put the human com-
panion at risk.
So please look at me but do not
pat me. Thank you for your
understanding. Huia and Adriana
History trips go up Tamaki River
The Historic Places Trust and the
Riverhead Ferry are organising
cruises to some of Auckland s
most interesting historic
The cruises on April 28 and 29
will explore the Tamaki River and
Co-ordinator Sue Wright says:
The Tamaki cruise will include
the Auckland wharves, Orakei
and other waterfront bays includ-
ing Karaka Beach, where a
signing of the Treaty of Waitangi
The Tamaki River is rich in
history and the cruises are a great
way to experience this.
Cruise tickets are $45 and
include morning and afternoon
tea and lunch. Pay on board by
cash or cheque. To book or find out
more, contact Ms Wright on
07 866 8039.
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