Message on education funding fuels roadshow

By Liz Wylie

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The global funding roadshow will pull in to Whanganui on Wednesday to spread the word on education funding. Photo/Supplied
The global funding roadshow will pull in to Whanganui on Wednesday to spread the word on education funding. Photo/Supplied

Whanganui educators have joined with colleagues at a national level to oppose the government's proposal for global funding to schools.

A global funding roadshow is on the move around New Zealand to spread the opposition message and the bus will roll into Whanganui on Wednesday.

The bus will visit Tawhero, Castlecliff, Carlton, Whanganui Intermediate and Whanganui High schools before stoping off in Trafalgar Square from noon to 1pm.

After lunch the bus will head to Whanganui East and Keith St schools.

The aim of the visits is to encourage schools to have conversations with local communities and get parents and wider whanau to sign the postcards which pose questions to the Education Minister Hekia Parata.

The roadshow also asks for support in lobbying the government to restore full funding to the early childhood sector and review d the freeze on operations grants to schools.
Everyone is encouraged to sign the postcards.

- Wanganui Chronicle

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