Christchurch shows anger at government education plans
19 February 2013
shows anger at government education plans
education communities have sent a strong message to the
Minister of Education Hekia Parata at a rally in the city
Over 1500 school supporters left the
rally and marched to the Education Ministry’s offices in
Christchurch to deliver a motion of no confidence in the
Minister’s record to date.
It follows the
government’s announcement yesterday of its interim plan
that includes the closure of seven schools and merger of
another 12 by January next year.
NZEI Te Riu Roa
National President Judith Nowotarski says it was a
resounding turnout and sends a clear message to the
government that it needs to listen to the people of
“We have serious concerns about the
proposed changes and the pace at which the government plans
to push them through.
“We will be supporting school
communities through this process and we would hope that the
government will now engage with them in a way that is fair,
respectful and provides clear processes for engagement,
review and appeal."
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