Charter schools offensive launched

03:14, Jan 22 2013

The Post Primary Teachers Association has launched a campaign encouraging people to make submissions on the Education Amendment Bill that establishes charter schools in New Zealand.

In its campaign the PPTA criticises the Government for holding the public consultation period during a time ''when the nation is on holiday''.

Written submissions on the bill close on January 24.

To publicise its campaign the union printed advertisements that read: ''There's a private part National and Act don't want you to see this summer.''

Underneath, the words ''Charter Schools'' are partially covered by a fig leaf.

The PPTA says the proposed bill shows charter schools will have little transparency with no accountability for the spending of public money.

Following the closing of submissions the bill will return to parliament for a second reading.

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