Stand up for kids

Written By: - Date published: 9:15 am, April 13th, 2013 - 4 comments
Categories: activism, education, schools - Tags: ,

Stand up for kids is “a campaign for parents, families, teachers and other educators who all want the best for our children”. They are holding street marches in centers all round NZ today:


Join our street marches around New Zealand – Saturday 13 April

Educators all over the country will be taking to the streets on 13 April to stand up for kids and protect our schools – and we’d like your support. The Government’s GERM agenda – privatising public education, setting up competition and creating winner and loser schools – would be disastrous for our children and our communities. germ-stand-up-for-kids

Whether it comes in the form of the hasty mergers and closure of schools in Christchurch, the introduction of charter schools that don’t have to employ qualified teachers, or the implementation of flawed and dodgy National Standards, the GERM threatens our quality public education systems. Educators, parents and all those interested in defending our good local schools will be out on 13 April. Please join us.

View more details about the event in you area

4 comments on “Stand up for kids”

  1. We had a well supported march in Invercargill today in support of our schools and children. The sun shone, the bagpiper played, cars tooted, people shouted support from the footpaths and we had some spirited chanting. http://localbodies-bsprout.blogspot.co.nz/2013/04/marching-in-invercargill-to-support-our.html

  2. georgecom 2

    Approx 500 people in Hamilton today.

  3. dumrse 3

    …and the rest of the blog got what it deserved…

    • fender 3.1

      Don’t worry yourself there’s widespread support for schools and the children. The coverage on the news was great, many turned out and thank goodness we have concerned people willing and able to voice their opposition to the idiotic education policies this destructive Govt. are implementing.

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