(99 mins.) ... Date: ( 2006) ... Source: https://youtu.be/78rRtaO_ZWo

For more in-depth background on the Right-wing coup known in New Zealand as Rogernomics, Alister Barry's other documentaries are a must-watch. (below)

The Neoliberal Attack on Education: New Zealand

Commercialising the public schooling system

About the epic struggle between New Zealand's teachers and free market radicals during the 1980s and 90s.

In 1984 a gang neoliberal zealots were elected into power. They were intent on transforming the public education system, attempting to force it into their market ideologue model.. Schools were to be run as businesses competing in the marketplace. Battle was joined over the transfer of teachers' employment from central government to schools, a process called "Bulk Funding".
Parents supported teachers in their protests and strikes, as students faced an increasing unequal education system.

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