Opening a charter school in Mangere is a “strategic decision” that will help turn around Maori achievement, Willie Jackson says.
The Manukau Urban Maori Authority chief executive welcomes the Government plan to open four new charter schools next year, including two in South Auckland. The schools will cost $15.5 million over four years.
Jackson’s organisation will sponsor Te Kura Maori o Waatea, a primary school based at Nga Whare Waatea Marae.
Good to see more applications for charter schools, as run properly they can make a real difference with some kids who are not succeeding in the current system.