I just loved this quote!
Under the question, “So why charter schools?” Associate Professor of education, Peter O’Connor, is quoted as saying:
“It’s about an idealogical position that has the state abdicating its basic role. It’s saying schools are failing and we don’t know what to do to get it right, so we’ll hand them over to business – which is a strange notion [given the financial crash].”
Ref: p.13 Jane Blaikie ‘Crisis? What crisis?’ (2012) Education Aotearoa 3(2)Autumn, pp.10-15