Society

I had a social studies lesson from Bob McCoskrie

Earlier this year an otherwise liberal Auckland girls' high school, where diversity is celebrated, invited Family First’s Bob McCoskrie in to talk about gay marriage. A gay student who was in the audience explains how it went down.

Charter schools: the case for

New Zealand charter schools are achieving extraordinary things despite their tiny scale, says Alwyn Poole, academic manager at Mt Hobson Middle School. The main challenge is that opposition to the …

Charter schools: the case against

Instead of pouring money into charter schools that on average achieve only middling results, the government should be supporting educators who know what works, writes Lynda Stuart, the president of the teacher's union NZEI Te Riu Roa.