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Hon Rodney Hide MP Reports Back

Posted on 03 Jul 2009
28/08/2009 - 17:30

Special Guest Speaker: Alan Peachey,National MP for Tamaki

Theme - “Sweating the Small Stuff; Fixing a broken school system"-
Alan is the former headmaster of Rangitoto College.

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The best fix possible is to

The best fix possible is to make education free-market, but compulsory and support financially with as much tax as presently budgetted, in the form of quarterly cheques (vouchers) with the phased abolition of zoning.

With a modicum of protection decreasing over a period of 4 years, demand for new school or expansion of good schools would replace the useless teachers and bad schools, and there would be sufficient 'local' opportunity where the need exists... all with a radically restructured Dept of Education to ensure a common standard is set in controlled testing and common examination, to replace the present con we have in our NCEA.

Good schools would be able to grow, poor schools would go to the wall, and no rural school would ever be closed by a bean counter in Wellington ever again. Maybe by their own bean-counters, but only if their reason for existance is so weak that the local community ceases to support them.

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