Labour attacking Government over education
Wed, 30 May 2012 9:17a.m.
By 3 News online staff
The latest Government announcement capping the loss of teachers at two per school has the Labour Party grinning from ear to ear.
They've been heavily critical of the education reforms which include bigger class sizes and performance pay for teachers, and party leader David Shearer is leading the charge.
“Hekia Parata says that’s good news that it’s only gonna be two teachers per school, that’s a disaster for many schools,” Shearer told Firstline this morning, “That a Government can argue that having less teachers in a school is a good thing for education… they need to go back and take a really good look at how kids learn.”
Mr Shearer is attacking the Government over the issue.
“I don’t know of another Government in history that has come out and said ‘bigger class sizes is better’,” Shearer says.
Another topic of recent debate is superannuation, as Prime Minister John Key refuses to back down after promising not to raise the age of eligibility – despite mounting costs.
“Whatever change comes in [has to be] fair, so that people who can’t work til 65 or 67 have an opportunity to be able to retire at say 60,” Shearer says.
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31/05/2012 10:39:07 p.m.
what happen to the ACC scandal?
30/05/2012 11:42:39 a.m.
I can remember the PM saying at the time of the cuppa tea saga,that our police have spare time on their hands.If that is so?why is it taking them so long too find out, the money donated to one of the ministers, that is a friend of his the PMs too say if it was not declared.
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