16 Jan 2024

Major gaps in monitoring of charter schools revealed

From Morning Report, 7:25 am on 16 January 2024

Education Ministry documents reveal there were major gaps in the monitoring of charter schools between 2013 and 2018, some of which the government of the day declined to fix.

The gaps included student achievement, finances, property and even whether the schools were attracting the priority learners they were intended to serve.

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The details come from "close out" reports completed in 2019 and obtained by RNZ under the Official Information Act.

RNZ education correspondent John Gerritsen spoke to Charlotte Cook.