Petitioning for education

Written By: - Date published: 6:32 pm, June 22nd, 2010 - 4 comments
Categories: education, Social issues - Tags: ,

Good to see that the Greens presented to Parliament today a 37,000 signature petition expressing concern about the Government’s National Standards policy.

‘The depth of concern about National Standards shows the Government needs to reflect on the wisdom of ramming them through without a trial,’ Green Party Education Spokesperson Catherine Delahunty said. Ms Delahunty received the petition along with Labour MP Trevor Mallard on the steps of Parliament this morning.

I wish I’d seen it doing the rounds as I definitely would have signed it. I hope the Select Committee use the opportunity to understand and address the concerns of the parents, teachers, and others in the education sector.

4 comments on “Petitioning for education”

  1. Ron 1

    That’s a lot of the parents that Tolley has supposedly been listening to

  2. 30 thousand down Queen Street stopped mining – we will see.

  3. Bunji 3

    Dang, I’d have signed it too!

    captcha: quit. We won’t.

  4. Craig Glen Eden 4

    I gather this is the NZEI petition so what’s with the good on the Greens line and oh by the way, tag on Labour cause they just happen to turn up to

    IF this is the NZEI petition then shouldn’t it be good on the NZEI and their delegates for doing this work and all the people who signed it?

    The Greens in my experience are all talk when the rubber hits the road.

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