30 Jul 2013

Labour to repeal charter school legislation

7:37 am on 30 July 2013

Labour has confirmed it will repeal the charter school legislation if it wins the next election.

The Government is expected to announce shortly the successful applicants for the first publicly-funded private schools.

Labour leader David Shearer said charter schools are an ideological experiment inflicted as the result of a dodgy deal between the ACT Party and National.

He said Labour has been working with groups in the education sector to draft a bill repealing recent Education Act changes allowing charter schools to be established.

The first charter schools are expected to begin operating at the start of next year.