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Coming up on are charter schools making the grade? Or is the process of becoming one too hard?

Are charter schools an “unworkable mirage”? ‘s John Tamihere thinks so…

And we meet to discuss the film she hopes will shame the Australian government at 930

Plus our panel and Don Brash

An interview with John Tamihere on charter schools (aka partnership schools).

“Far too regulatory and the funding model is far too difficult. It’s very tough”.

He says the charter school funding model is too tough and he wanted the Treaty recognised in the contract.

Tamihere likes the idea of charter schools but says it can’t work under the current structure.

Tamihere says they’re not the same as any other charter school and you can’t have one model for everyone.

Tamihere blames bureaucrats rather than ACT MP David Seymour.

“There’s a lot of people who are unhappy with the regulatory approach.”

will go back to the drawing board for the school… Tamihere says they need a game changer in West Auckland

“The lion becomes a lamb” in Parliament – is John Tamihere talking about David Seymour or himself?

Seymour declined to debate with Tamihere but The Nation plays a prior interview with him.

He dismisses Tamihere’s complaint “very easily” saying that Tamihere went to the media when he was supposed to be discussion in good faith.

“He actually introduced new conditions such as the Waitangi Tribunal ruling would apply to the contract” but Seymour said that wouldn’t be re-litigated.

Can the charter schools project afford to lose applicants of Waipareira’s calibre? Yes, we can says Seymour

There’s quite a bit more in the interview. Seymour stood his ground calmly and strongly in the face of Lisa Owen’s questions.

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  1. duperez

     /  23rd July 2016

    “Seymour stood his ground calmly and strongly in the face of Lisa Owen’s questions.”
    “Seymour declined to debate with Tamihere.”
    🐭

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  2. Nelly Smickers

     /  23rd July 2016

    Yes, I actually got up early this morning and watched that ……I’d have to say I thort Seymour looked like a very *cold and unsmiling* sort of person :/

    Does anyone know whether he’s married… with kids??

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    • Gezza

       /  23rd July 2016

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      • Zedd

         /  23rd July 2016

        @gezza

        I saw him on backbenches recently.. he was in the debating chamber, later that evening.. looked like he may have had several of those !? 😀

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      • Nelly Smickers

         /  23rd July 2016

        The only reason I asked the question, was because on the odd occassion, a friend and me get to have a bit of a *girls night out* ….. and whenever we’re sitting in a bar, we alwayz seem to have guys coming over and hitting on us 😎 😎

        Both me and Sharon consider ourselves to be ‘students of human nature’, and pride ourselves on being able to pick immediately, whether they’re bi, queer, straight, married, or have kids. They *never seem to be single*!!

        Hence the question……I reckon from watching DS on tele this morning, he’s one that would actually fall into the latter category??

        Just testing the theory…….. XD

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        • Gezza

           /  23rd July 2016

          Is this you & your friend Nellers? Is it karaoke bars you go to on ya GNOs?

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    • Gezza

       /  23rd July 2016

      Still single by the looks of it. Outside of work he apparently enjoys coaching rugby and driving the Lotus 7 replica sports car that he built from scratch.

      http://www.act.org.nz/david-seymour
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Seymour_(politician)

      Possibly been trying to attract a French girlfriend …

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  3. Pete Kane

     /  23rd July 2016

    I’m no NYT fan but at least they posted this unabridged. 9Given it’s from a very supportive broadcaster.)
    Donald Trump interview – Donald Trump Interview On Lou Dobbs [FULL

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  4. Pete Kane

     /  23rd July 2016

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  23rd July 2016

      Thanks Pete. Informative and objective.

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      • Gezza

         /  23rd July 2016

        Published on 22 Jul 2016
        Ditto. Cheers Pete. If this sort of interview gets wider airplay, it’s more votes for El Trumpo. 😎

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  5. Zedd

     /  23rd July 2016

    The interview with Eva Orner was interesting.. she said it is now illegal to expose what is going on in these ‘detention camps’ & that the assertions, by Aust. Govt. that the ‘boats are no longer coming’ is over exaggerated B-S !! 😦

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  6. **Request to Extradite Gulen and CLOSE Gulen operated publicly funded charter schools CALL WHITE HOUSE
    Starting Friday, July 29th, please contact the White House and the White House website and request USA to honor extradition request under national security

    http://gulencharterschoolsusa.blogspot.co.nz/

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