you're reading...
Christchurch / Canterbury Schools, Education, GERM (Global Education Reform Movement), Government Policy, NZEI, Parata (Hekia)

Christchurch population grows, so why the school closures?

Further evidence Christchurch education plan driven by ideology

Census figures showing that more than half the communities in Christchurch facing school closures have grown in population is further evidence that the government’s plans are based on ideology, not what’s best for children and communities.

NZEI National President Judith Nowotarski says the government has clearly  rushed its flawed plans for Christchurch education.

“This once again points to what we have been saying all along – that Christchurch children are being used as guinea pigs for a radical shift in education.

“Decisions on things like supersized schools – putting years 1-13 on one campus – along with the excessive number of mergers and closures have been made for political and ideological reasons rather than educational ones.

“It’s clearly something the government would like to roll out in other parts of the country

“NZEI, along with many other organisations, has asked the government on numerous occasions to support the current needs of Christchurch children and to slow down the changes.

“Instead, this radical overhaul is being pushed through before any heed is taken of the population trends or the real needs of Christchurch children and their families.

“Once again we ask the government to stop using Christchurch as an experiment and to go back and start the consultation process again, and this time do it properly, based on the needs of Christchurch children and their families, not on an ideological experiment.”

About Save Our Schools NZ

"One needs to be slow to form convictions, but once formed they must be defended against the heaviest odds." Gandhi

Discussion

No comments yet.

Share your thoughts:

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow Save Our Schools NZ on WordPress.com

Category list:

StatCounter

%d bloggers like this: