[NZCPR-Weekly] Being Passionate About Education

Press Release – NZCPR This week, we look at educational success – and the insights provided by the impassioned speech of 15 year old high school student Anela Pritchard, our NZCPR Guest Commentator Dr Kevin Donnelly outlines the benefits of greater school autonomy, and our poll … [NZCPR-Weekly] Being Passionate About Education This week, we look at educational success – and the insights provided by the impassioned speech of 15 year old high school student Anela Pritchard, our NZCPR Guest Commentator Dr Kevin Donnelly outlines the benefits of greater school autonomy, and our poll asks whether you believe Anela Pritchard should have publicised her speech. Last week we examined free trade and our poll asked whether the benefits of the TPP free trade deal would outweigh any disadvantages. We were advised that anti-TPP advocates called on their supporters to vote in our poll, which means the final result understates support for free trade by NZCPR readers. Further, just after our newsletter was sent out, we became aware of an address by Trade Minister Tim Groser in which he provided an update on the progress of the TPP – including the following comments: So, to put it bluntly, we are not going to sign up to poorly constructed ISDS provisions that ‘transfer control of the country’s sovereignty’ to foreign corporations. We are not going to sign up to agreements that...

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