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QPEC Public Forum

QPEC Public Forum

10am, Saturday 29th March 2008,

St Columba Centre, Vermont Street, Ponsonby.

Education spokespeople from the main political parties have been invited to discuss their party policies on education. The MPs that have confirmed are:

Anne Tolley – National

Chris Carter – Labour

Te Ururoa Flavell – Maori Party

Meteria Turei – Greens

These spokespeople have been asked to speak about their party’s priorities in education and respond to issues raised by the audience. Issues of importance to QPEC include:

The long tail of under-achievement (with Maori and PI students over-represented)

Under-funding/creeping privatisation at all levels of education

Open entry to university under threat

Ever increasing school fees

Public funding for private ECE centres

Special education resourcing mechanisms.

A 12 noon lunch will be provided – a koha will be requested.

(The QPEC AGM will follow lunch – observers welcome to stay)


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