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Education Protest - One size does not fit all

Education Network Reviews Protest - One size does not fit all.

On Tuesday February 24th, from 12pm, there will be a march from Wellington Railway Station to Parliament to voice community concerns about the ill-conceived, undemocratic and flawed network reviews process.

We are disaffected members of the Pinehaven community, in Upper Hutt City. Our primary school is under threat of closure. We have instigated a national protest campaign as we see our local issue as part of a school review process that cuts at the heart of all communities.

We understand that changes in the education system are necessary over time, but we believe that the current consultation process is hasty and inadequate. The extent to which parents should have a say in their child's education, including the choice of school attended, is being seriously eroded. Parents know their children best and one size does not fit all.

The educational reviews that are happening around the country affect everyone. If they aren't affecting you directly, they are affecting your grandchildren in Upper Hutt, or your nieces in Northland, or your nephews in Southland. They are hurting children, and their communities. Schools are the heart of communities and their wider role in New Zealand is being ignored.

We hope that other people who feel strongly about the future of their children, their local schools, and the education network review process, will join us in our march to parliament. New Zealand's community voices must be heard.
Poster follows -

Angry about school closures?

Join us for a National Day of Action

Tuesday 24th February meet & march from Wellington Railway Station 12pm onwards

Organised by the Community of Pinehaven


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