"I think Paul's comments are out of sync with what those who are involved in the revitalisation movement believe."
The PM faced a barrage of questions on why some charter schools seem headed for closure.
Chief executive Julie Chapman says $350,000 in annual funding could fund basic items for impoverished children at 35 schools.
Professor Peter O'Connor says national standards "narrowed the curriculum".
Massey University has now decided to refund Christine Heyns and say they unreservedly apologise.