March 18, 2016
Charter school operator backs funding review
The trust running a Whangarei charter school is backing proposals to change how schools are funded.
He Puna Marama Trust chief executive, Raewyn Tipene, says measured against national Maori attainment levels when it was set up in 2014, Te Kapehu Whetu has benefited its students.
Last year 82 percent passed NCEA Level 1 and 100 percent of those who sat passed Level 2 and 3.
She says Government seems to be trying to do something tangible around the failure rates in schools, especially their historically poor performance with Maori students
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