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New Zealand par­ents want choice and flex­i­bil­ity in their chil­dren’s ed­u­ca­tion. New Zealand First does not be­lieve in­tro­duc­ing the profit mo­tive into the sys­tem will lead to bet­ter out­comes for our kids, as such we adamantly op­pose char­ter schools.

Teach­ers and Prin­ci­pals would love to pro­vide more op­tions and flex­i­bil­ity but are sti­fled by a gov­ern­ment that in­sist on con­trol­ling all as­pects of ed­u­ca­tion. In­stead we want to allow ed­u­ca­tors to be more flex­i­ble with stu­dent needs, which in­cludes al­low­ing more spe­cial char­ac­ter schools.

There is too much in­flex­i­bil­ity, set by Gov­ern­ment, which we want to change.

‘‘I be­lieve in giv­ing wha¯nau the power to shape their lives. We should not be afraid to do things dif­fer­ently and im­prove out­comes for Ma¯ori.’’

Ro­torua Ma¯ori Party can­di­date Wendy Bid­dle.

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