Budget education changes slammed
As a parent of one child going to Matamata Intermediate, with two other children who could possibly be future students at this wonderful institution and as a proud former student myself I write this with remorse.
It has come to my attention in a letter, dated May 25, 2012, written by the Principal, Marion Henriksen, of Matamata Intermediate. The letter described the possible or more to the point most inevitable changes that will occur in the coming year, not only to our Intermediate but to all schools with year 7 and 8 students due to the Government’s budget recently announced.
In the conclusion of the letter Marion Henriksen writes:
‘‘You might like to make your feelings known to our local MP, Lindsay Tisch, Lindsay.email@example.com or phone 888 6786 and the Prime Minister, Rt Hon John Key, Prime Minister, Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160. If not overturned quickly then I believe intermediate schooling, as we know it will be lost forever.’’
In any country, in any part of the world, where the education of our future is being undermined in any way, form or fashion displays, in my limited opinion, a complete disregard for the wellbeing of the family, the community, the country and ultimately the world.
I urge any and every person with good conscience to do exactly what they would see fit to overturn this blatant disregard for our future and with haste. Please, please speak out!
Write, meet, share this message to all your friends and make your voice heard.
So I feel $30 per big bus is still half the price of Taupo toilets and therefore very reasonable.
A camera could be installed to monitor the buses.
Let the user pay. It makes more sense to pursue a bypass for trucks. There would be less damage to the roading around the shopping area and less congestion.
The idea that any of the trucks might stop to shop is not feasible. Where could a truck park in town? It’s hard to get a car park.
Also the drivers are paid to get the load delivered, not wander around shopping. No owner of those big rigs would allow that, they are on a schedule. Since central government said they would do roading to help combat the unemployment they should pay for the bypass.
Stanley Tane Aranga