National’s Education Decisions Based on Flawed Logic
Tracey Martin MP
Spokesperson for Education
National’s Education Decisions Based on Flawed
New Zealand First says flawed logic is behind
Prime Minister John Key’s decision to bail out Wanganui
Collegiate on the grounds it has community support, while
ignoring the high level of community support for
Christchurch schools facing amalgamation or
Education spokesperson Tracey Martin says the
Government is pumping more than $3 million to keep Wanganui
Collegiate afloat when Education Minister Hekia Parata
recommended it should not be integrated into the state
“Quake-stressed Christchurch communities could
not have been more vocal in their support for keeping local
schools open, but it’s fallen on deaf Government
“Clearly not all New Zealand schools are being
funded on a fair and equitable basis.
“By ignoring his
Minister’s advice and pumping even more taxpayer money
into Wanganui Collegiate, Mr Key has dealt another blow to
Ms Parata’s already badly dented credibility,” says Ms
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