Green Party call for Parata's sacking
Thu, 13 Dec 2012 7:28a.m.
By 3 News online staff
The Green Party is calling for the Education Minister to be sacked after the High Court found her decision to close a school for girls with special needs was unlawful.
The court found the decision disregarded the prospect of a greater risk of sexual or physical abuse to the students if they were sent to a co-ed school.
Hekia Parata says safety was at the forefront of her plans to expand an intensive wraparound service for special needs students but Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei disagrees.
“She might be saying that now, but the court found that she didn’t consider it sufficiently and she certainly mustn’t have or she would not have made the decision that she did,” she told Firstline this morning.
Ms Turei is adamant Ms Parata should be removed from her role as Education Minister.
“This is just one bad judgement in a series of bad judgements by this minister over the last 12 months and that is why I think she needs to go, not just this one decision, but decision after decision after decision where she’s had to backtrack because she’s made mistakes.”
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15/12/2012 11:06:25 a.m.
KATHY. When that chip on your shoulder comes to a head it might be best giving it a squeeze. Perhaps there might then be some clear thinking without introversive racial influence.
14/12/2012 10:25:44 p.m.
Mr Crown wrote:
Come on minister give us the Christmas gift we all deserve, your promise to go before you get pushed. Incompetence is a political disease that if too many suffer from it ( and the present government is coming down bad with it) then John will have to cut where the rot is the worst. This month could be your last pay as minister but at least you know you are getting yours, more than thousands of teachers can count on!
14/12/2012 9:29:38 p.m.
Well said MT. HP comes across like an uptight school marm.
14/12/2012 7:00:05 p.m.
Hi Mike B, perhaps you could remember your own advice in future when you post in stories related to Maori, women, poverty and beneficiaries.
Though I doubt it, you like to look wounded but are you really or are you in general they one doing the wounding?.
So please follow your own advice, it would make a fantastic change.
14/12/2012 1:21:35 p.m.
Mike B wrote:
Hi Kathy. No need to get nasty now. Just so you know, I do not draw a fixed salary. The joy (or not) of having your own business. I do have great staff and they are all paid well and receive a share of all profits to. A recipe for success. And yes, the golf handicap is improving, thanks.
13/12/2012 9:12:37 p.m.
Absolutely HP should go. She can’t do the job with any empathy, and shouldn’t be doing one where so many future citizens of NZ are effected. I suggest that ANY Minister of Education has a BEd and School leadership experience, so at least they understand what education is and how important it is for success that the learner is happy, confident and is nourished feeling secure both at home and school. (This doesn’t happen when parents and teachers are talking about school closures and you have had ongoing earthquake trauma!!!!) I have also wondered why we have a PM who cannot relate to the life over 95% of the country live, as he is a finically secure multi millionaire? (good on him)
13/12/2012 4:41:33 p.m.
Shouldnt it really be John Brain Dotgone Key that resigns.
He is the ultimat eleader of the party and has repeatedly given his support to the incompetent Parata.
Two incompetents in the form of Parata and Brain Dotgone Key dont make them both competent, but with the way they run the education Ministry you can see why they mistakenly think it does.
13/12/2012 10:31:01 a.m.
Mike B, you tell us all that you take time off all the time and thats because you have good staff under you who do their jobs.
I'd have to say by your own admissions in multiple stories that someone that spends most of their time on a golf course or posting online most certainly has done NOTHING to deserve their fat salary either.
A case of the pot calling the kettle black perhaps?.
13/12/2012 9:10:00 a.m.
Metiria Turei , you have done nothing to justify your fat salary either. I agree that Ms Parata has screwed up on numerous occassions, but these suggestions coming from someone as useless as yourself are a bit low.
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