Class closure simply spiteful

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Kelvin DAVIS Associate Education Spokesperson 18 November 2011 MEDIA STATEMENT Class closure simply spiteful Education Minister Anne Tolley’s decision to close down a highly successful programme for Maori students at Moerewa School in Northland is …Kelvin
DAVIS
Associate Education Spokesperson
18 November 2011 MEDIA STATEMENT

Class closure simply spiteful

Education Minister Anne Tolley’s decision to close down a highly successful programme for Maori students at Moerewa School in Northland is an act of spite because the Principal Keri Milne-Ihimaera is a vocal critic of National Standards, says Labour’s Associate Education Spokesperson Kelvin Davis.

“Her decision has nothing to do with Maori achievement, nothing to do with a Maori community’s aspiration for its children, but everything to do with a spiteful Minister. It’s become personal.

“There is no other excuse for such a decision and it should be reversed immediately,” says Kelvin Davis.

“When the Minister is prepared to put her pride before children’s’ learning, we know the education system is in trouble.”

ENDS

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