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Stanhope flings the brown stuff around in his fight with the P&C

By johnboy - 3 August 2006 21

Our Brave Leader is really laying it on thick as the ABC reports on a fight between Jon Stanhope and the P&C association.

The P&C’s want to “Live in Canberra” promotional materials to reflect the 2020 school closure program. The Chief Minister says that would be premature until the “consultation” is finished.

As anyone who has wasted hours of their lives going to the “consultation” meetings knows, it’s a pretty worthless process.

But more importantly the Chief Minister must know as well as anyone that every nearly every school earmarked for closure in the plan is finished. No parent is going to enroll their child in a school they know is going to be shutting down before the child finishes. If Jon Stanhope wanted to have a consultation process he could hide behind, he shouldn’t have pre-empted it with 2020.

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nyssa76 7:17 pm 05 Aug 06

I used to go into Cook PS when I was on leave studying to team teach with a friend who was employed at the school. The principal is an amazing lady and so are the staff that work there. They actually care about each child and work well as a team to educate the children of Cook.

I’ve seen first hand how the school runs and the numbers wouldn’t actually drop. They are turning people away!

Macquarie and Aranda are apparently at capacity so where would the children from Cook go? Would ACTDET instal the demountables from Gilmore? I also worked at Gilmore as a relief teacher and know several teachers there who are doing a great job.

If school land is sold for housing, then more families (if housing – or even renting – is made more affordable) will move into the suburb and thus negate the closure of the school.

The whole policy is a load of shite and those who wrote the policy either 1) have never taught or 2) haven’t been in a classroom since Rosemary Follett was Chief Minister.

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