5 December 2011
National’s hidden education agenda emerges
John Key has used a bogus agreement with ACT to bring in education policies promoting bulk funding and privatisation
that National were working on before the election, but did not tell voters about, Labour’s Education spokesperson Sue
“News today that the confidence and supply agreement between ACT and National includes plans to push on with a trial
charter school system will come as a shock to most Kiwi parents.
“The ‘charter school’ proposal is bulk funding in drag. It is a model that has been blamed for the decline in
educational achievement in Sweden.
“The ink is barely dry on the voting papers and National is already trying to hoodwink New Zealanders.
‘There is no way that the ACT party on 1 per cent and with just one MP could have forced National to substantially
change our world-class education system. That is simply a nonsense.
“Once again National is implementing failed education policies, copied from overseas.
“But then that’s all we can expect from a National government that has no ideas of its own,” Sue Moroney said.