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Seymour says there's "no shortage of demand" for charter schools

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 14 May 2024, 11:46am
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Seymour says there's "no shortage of demand" for charter schools

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 14 May 2024, 11:46am

David Seymour says the Government is diversifying education by bringing back charter schools. 

More than $150 million from the Budget will go towards setting up 15 new charter schools and converting 35 state schools.  

Charter schools get government funding but operate independently. 

They were abolished by the Labour-led coalition in 2018.  

The Associate Education Minister told Kerre Woodham that there’s no shortage of demand in teaching for the basic proposition of ‘get the results, we’ll leave you alone, stop meddling’. 

He said there’s also a demand from parents who want to see schools run in accordance with the values of their communities, rather than the latest ideas to come out of the capitol. 

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