I’ve had a petition sent to me with this message:
a lovely woman in Johnsonville has just started a petition against increasing class sizes! That includes the education spokesperson at Federated Farmers, who has agreed to circulate it. So that’s my challenge to you – if FF is doing it, surely the rest of us can get just 10 signatures (that’s one page) from the people we know...
And I think that’s a challenge we should all take up. Download
Various education groups and unions are uniting against this change. We need to back them.
So get out there and get signatures and send them in. You might combine it with the Asset Sales Petition.
Hekia Parata may remember her class sizes looking like the below, but that doesn’t make it the right environment to get the most out of kids with modern teaching techniques…
Check out the Herald on Sunday editorial‘s stinging critique of the class size changes and National’s spin around them. As Grant Robertson points out, the Nats just don’t get how many people this affects, and how negatively they see this change (correctly…). Simple cost cutting, this ain’t.