25 Sep 2012

Charter schools - the arguments for and against

From Morning Report, 7:34 am on 25 September 2012

An american educationalist says Christchurch will be left in chaos if the Government gives the go-ahead to charter schools in the city. Karran Harper Royal, a founding member of the Parents Across America group, says the experiences of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina show what can go wrong if charter schools are built. She debates with Mike Feinberg, the co-founder of the Knowledge is Power Program, a network of 125 high-performing US charter schools.