Class sizes
"It will just end up leaving children out. I don’t see how it can be a good thing."

Rob Gittins Advisor Wellington

"It will just end up leaving children out. I don’t see how it can be a good thing."

Rob Gittins
Advisor
Wellington

"I can’t understand why the Government is attacking education … The last thing our children need is larger class sizes there is absolutely no benefit there at all."
Joyce Evans Secretary Wanganui

"I can’t understand why the Government is attacking education … The last thing our children need is larger class sizes there is absolutely no benefit there at all."

Joyce Evans
Secretary
Wanganui

"Our children are our future - these are changes we don’t need. We absolutely don’t need fewer teachers and bigger classes."

Annette Cox Photographer Wanganui

"Our children are our future - these are changes we don’t need. We absolutely don’t need fewer teachers and bigger classes."

Annette Cox
Photographer
Wanganui

"Smaller classes help our children. I find it very difficult to understand that the Government could make these terrible changes to education. Don’t they see the suffering this will cause. Kids really need a good foundation. These changes won’t help them."
Kirsty ShawMotherWanganui

"Smaller classes help our children. I find it very difficult to understand that the Government could make these terrible changes to education. Don’t they see the suffering this will cause. Kids really need a good foundation. These changes won’t help them."

Kirsty Shaw
Mother
Wanganui

"More students in classes will mean less quality feedback and teachers will be compromised. Less teachers and bigger classes is terrible. If National had said they were going to do this to education at election time they wouldn’t have been voted in."Faye Holloway Teacher Wanganui

"More students in classes will mean less quality feedback and teachers will be compromised. Less teachers and bigger classes is terrible. If National had said they were going to do this to education at election time they wouldn’t have been voted in."

Faye Holloway
Teacher
Wanganui

"Teacher quality was better with smaller classes. Now they’re going backwards on what was working."Rex Jackson Sickness beneficiary Masterton, Wairarapa

"Teacher quality was better with smaller classes. Now they’re going backwards on what was working."

Rex Jackson
Sickness beneficiary
Masterton, Wairarapa

"I think it’s bloody ridiculous. I can remember being at school during the war and classes were all increased. They couldn’t reach all the children."Ewen Peat Retired Masterton, Wairarapa

"I think it’s bloody ridiculous. I can remember being at school during the war and classes were all increased. They couldn’t reach all the children."

Ewen Peat
Retired
Masterton, Wairarapa

"I don’t agree with it. They have good class sizes now. Make them bigger and children who take longer to learn will lose out."Pat Britton Retired Masterton, Wairarapa

"I don’t agree with it. They have good class sizes now. Make them bigger and children who take longer to learn will lose out."

Pat Britton
Retired
Masterton, Wairarapa

"They need to improve teacher quality but not at the cost of class sizes. Education is top priority for our young people."

Ian Wyeth Farmer Masterton, Wairarapa

"They need to improve teacher quality but not at the cost of class sizes. Education is top priority for our young people."

Ian Wyeth
Farmer
Masterton, Wairarapa

"I’m 81 and my teacher had 30 kids in each of her two classes. My education was fine."

Jim Roseman Retired Carterton, Wairarapa

"I’m 81 and my teacher had 30 kids in each of her two classes. My education was fine."

Jim Roseman
Retired
Carterton, Wairarapa