Saturday, December 1, 2012

Beware, the possible shape of the future in NZ!

IS THIS THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME IN NZ? It is an example of a plea from quite a rich school in Michigan and I believe it is the vision National shares with Act. Beware NZ. I thank my friends in the USA for sending me this salutory message.

 

Important Meetings on the Future of Public Education

Posted: November 20, 2012


Our community schools are at risk and the next three weeks may determine their viability for the future. I ask that you attend a very critical meeting about preserving our system of public education.
We see state and federal policies on education eroding the local control of our schools. We see the privatization and corporatization of public education without any benefit in terms of improved student learning. While reduced funding for our children’s education is stretched further and further we see public tax dollars profiting Wall Street.
Michigan is embarking on a very radical experiment with our children - one that is untested and untried. We need to come together to learn about this movement and what we can do about it. We are inviting parents, school employees, and concerned citizens to join us for a briefing on the issues that are in front of the legislature right now - issues legislators are trying to pass before their “lame duck” session ends in December. We will have Dr. Vickie Markavitch, Superintendent of Oakland Schools, with us for these meetings.
Thank you for your continued support of public education for all students and the fine community schools you have helped to build. It is our system of community schools that has built this nation. We know there is room for improvement, but we are certain that this country cannot flourish without a free and appropriate education for all children.