Although the process has been mismanaged, Christchurch schools do need to change, and grandstanding won’t help.
The decision-making process around Canterbury’s quake-affected schools has been badly handled – and not just by the Government and officials. There has been a slew of inequities and non sequiturs, pitiful research and poor communication. Even now, the Government acknowledges it might have to further readjust the balance of closures and mergers.
But unless Cantabrians can find it in themselves to rule a line under decisions once they are finalised in the coming months, they risk creating a damaging division with other New Zealanders and undermining their own children’s sense of confidence ...
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