Further down Neo-Liberalism Lane.

Two days ago I saw a tweet from a Principal friend, asking what charter schools were. Naturally I was curious to follow the thread that resulted from his question. Then it began…

Like most of us in the teaching arena we were probably shocked, but then not. It follows the National Party direction down ‘business model’ avenue. “It’s all about freedom of choice and the free market,” they hum. We should be adding, “Children are not products in your factories!” to the soundbite war.

Here’s a slightly predictable article from the nzherald, praising the charter school proposal and giving teachers another serve. Below is a comment I posted (which has 23 likes but not that I’m counting).

It’s interesting that the majority of comments are, likewise, anti the idea.

So lastly, here’s a small shot across their bow. For what it’s worth. And yes, Mum, I’m trying to stay positive.