A tall tale? Jet Star needs pilots in order to cover their flights – they overpromised and are unable to operate without these pilots. They have approached Air NZ requesting Air NZ pilots fly Jet Star planes - at Air NZ's expense. This means Air NZ will have to reduce both domestic and international flights.
Air NZ has refused.
Jet Star managers are up in arms at Air NZ's refusal to cover. They are encouraging their passengers to write opinion pieces to the papers and to comment in social media damning this divisive approach.
It seems that ACT supporters who encouraged the development of charter schools - an apparently different, new, innovative and exciting model of education (and a well funded education model with - because charter schools can afford it - small class sizes) are now upset that local public schools (not as well funded) are saying they are not prepared to teach the charter school students.
Hang on a minute - isn't this supposed to be a new model of education? One that doesn't require qualified registered teachers? A model outside the state system - doing it differently.
Seems that for charter schools 'doing it differently' means - the ability to access and use for free the teaching resources of state schools - so that the charter school extra funding can be used elsewhere. The state schools are expected to juggle their resources for the benefit of the charter school.
If the charter school students will "miss out on opportunities" because they can't be taught in the state schools - then why was it we needed charter schools?
The NZ model of charter schools isn't about students. The NZ model of charter schools is about opening up the education market.
Lets close these schools before they open - stop the division - and resource all our state schools appropriately in order to support all our students.