|NZ Expert on Charter Schools - Yeah-Yeah.|
Catherine Isaac had a job at last, something to get her teeth into, and something she could build Act party policy into. She pictured the future and imagined some future school titles like; The New Market Coke-a-cola Intermediate Charter school, or The Merrill Lynch Charter school for girls or even the McDonalds Charter school for the overweight or possibly the Act Party school for budding whiz kids. She was simply overjoyed that at last the market could get to grips with getting education where it should be. She pictured the huge number of shares that Kiwi Moms and Dads would line up to buy…schools could even end up on the stock exchange, as they do in the
. United States
Of course each attendee at these charter schools will be funded by the state purse and they can also take funding from organisations like wealthy business groups, corporate and finance companies by buying naming rights. Teachers can be paid at what rate the school decides but not less than $13.50 per hour, class sizes can be whatever they wish, and National Standards won’t apply to them.
It is rumored that Catherine’s first task will be to tour, at tax payers expense, the world and especially the United States so she can develop her zero knowledge about Charter Schools. This is rather strange because the
US education system is already rated well below and especially US Charter Schools. New Zealand