Sat, 22 Sep 2012 6:00p.m.
About 2000 people have turned up to a rally to protest proposed changes for Christchurch schools.
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25/09/2012 6:23:01 a.m.
Some years back, the Labour party did just this down Dunedin way and not alot was said. What is the difference here? Oh, it's the National Party and school teachers are Labour party leaning, if anything, the teachers make the Labour party look more right wing.
I also suggest that the teachers stop winding up school children on this and get back to what they should be doing and that is teaching. Watching some of the interviews with children, they seem to have been very well schooled in what to say to the media!
24/09/2012 10:10:30 p.m.
The media tell us 4500 school age children have left Christchurch and around 10,000 have left the east side of the city. Obviously some re-arrangement of the schools and their buildings is required. It is prudent if you are re-assessing on this scale to review the entire schooling situation in Christchurch and its environs. If the Ministry did not do this and took no measures to prepare for future demographic change then they would be quite legitimately accuse of being short sighted. They do the prudent thing and they are accused of being arrogant. This is a consultation position according to the media. It is easier to debate a concrete proposal than some nebulous idea. People of Christchurch now have an opportunity to have their say about a definite proposal and instead of throwing their hands up in the air in horror they would be better to calmly and dispassionately go through the proposal and logically test all the options. We need a definite proposal to consider because we Christchurch people are great at arguing and bitching ad nauseum and never arriving at a final decision. If left to Chch people to debate and come up with a plan to deal wth the change in student demographics it might be finalised about 2025. The changes need to be made in the next couple of years, not when the present students sending their children to school. receiving
23/09/2012 11:05:33 a.m.
so tv3 how about educating Nz on some of these schools that people are protesting to keep open. One highschool has 9 classrooms that cannot be fixed, and only 5 classrooms that can be used, yet the media is hyping people up to believe these schools have nothing wrong with them. they are a danger zone and people will die in them if the public do not understand the dangers of them.
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