26 Feb 2012

Charter school in Christchurch not wanted by union

5:57 am on 26 February 2012

The Post Primary Teachers Association wants a moratorium on a plan for a pilot charter school in Christchurch.

An earthquake recovery group set up by the association met in Christchurch on Friday to discuss the ongoing effects of the earthquakes to teachers, students and schools.

PPTA member Brigid Raymond says the pilot is an experiment that is not needed when there is already so much uncertainty in the region.

Ms Raymond questioned why a charter school would be put in an area where 5000 families have been red-zoned and are moving out.

She says the Government should support the recovery of existing schools.