“This Sunday, Jacinda Ardern and Chris Hipkins will hear directly from students and parents who are devastated by their decision to close Partnership Schools”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.
“The Government this week decided to disregard the popularity and success of the schools opting instead to listen to the teachers’ unions.
“Partnership Schools are working. Over 1500 students attend the fledgling schools, most of which have had to turn students away due to rapid growth. Struggling kids are having their lives turned around.
“Neither the Prime Minister nor the Minister of Education have visited a Partnership School, nor have they spoken to any of the sponsors of the schools they plan to shut down.
“On Sunday, they will get a chance to listen to the people they have so blatantly disregarded”, says Mr Seymour.
Note to editors: The rally will begin at 2:30pm on Sunday, 11 February 2018, at Takutai Square in Auckland and will then make its way to Aotea Square.