When it comes to education, governments bandy the word choice around with evangelical fervour saying, amongst other things, they are opening charter schools for us, the parents. Rubbish. In New Zealand we have heapsĀ  of choice already: Special Character schools, Steiner Schools, home schooling, private schools, bilingual schools, correspondence school, Te kura kaupapa Maori (Maori […]

Reconstruction-era exploitation, that’s a fitting analogy for the competition over Race to the Top funds. Was there any doubt that this would happen? And the education professor at W & M who is offering school turnaround services via conference call to appeal for federal funds: Seriously? Well, here’s to you.