Charter schools legislation unveiled
The government has unveiled new legislation to abolish charter schools - but not all of them will go.
The proposed law will allow some existing charter schools to continue, decided on a case-by-case basis.
That comes after Ministers Kelvin Davis and Willie Jackson said they were in favour of the model Jackson’s Manukau Urban Māori Authority runs at a charter school in South Auckland and has plans to open another.
The bill also puts into law measures to dump National Standards and introduces a penalty for those who lie about their eligibility for free tertiary education.