April 23, 2018
Charter schools consider treaty claim
Charter school advocates are threatening to take a claim to the Waitangi Tribunal against the Government's decision to close down the experiment of taxpayer-funded private schools.
The 11 charter schools have until May 1 to apply to become a special character school or an integrated school, or they could become a fully private school with no state funding.
Graeme Osborne from E Tipu E Rea told Newshub Nation the umbrella group is looking at a claim because the decision was not based on data, and there was no consultation.
He says partnership schools were established because the state system wasn’t delivering educational success for Maori, Pasifika and low-decile students.
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