Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


Learning Media Must Not Be Allowed to Fail

Learning Media Must Not Be Allowed to Fail

The Public Service Association says Learning Media should be brought back into the Ministry of Education before the government stands by and allows it to fail.

Learning Media has told the government it is struggling with a competitive market model and today the Finance Minister Bill English indicated the government would be prepared to let SOEs which are not financially viable, go under.

PSA National Secretary Brenda Pilott says while Learning Media hasn’t reached the tipping point yet, it is clearly having difficulty and its future viability is far from certain.

“It’s not surprising that Learning Media is struggling.  It’s a challenging environment for any company involved in publishing.”

“It was always a bad decision to turn Learning Media into a state owned enterprise and imposing a market driven model on it.  We are now seeing the consequences of that.”

The PSA believes that to ensure the future of Learning Media, consideration should be given to placing it back into the Ministry of Education.

“Learning Media is a small, lean organisation which would sit well back within the Ministry.  It would mean that the valuable work it does could continue, staff would be retained and skills and expertise would be not be lost,” Brenda Pilott says.

“It also means the future of the iconic School Journal would be assured.”

“Standing by and watching organisations like Learning Media fail is not an idea that the government should be allowed to entertain,” Brenda Pilott says.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>

ALSO:

Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>

ALSO:

Wellington: Predator Free Capital Plan

Wellington City Council (WCC), the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and NEXT Foundation, today announced a joint collaboration to make Wellington the first Predator Free capital city in the world. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Judith Collins’ Efforts At Self Correction

Thousands of prisoners currently in prison may be entitled to an earlier release than expected – and compensation – because Corrections has incorrectly calculated their term of imprisonment. Unless of course, the government buries its mistakes by changing the law and retro-actively getting itself off the hook… More>>

ALSO:

More Justice & Corrections

Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>

ALSO:

Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news