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Christchurch teachers protest against plans to change the sector
Christchurch teachers are expected to hold strike in opposition to school closures, mergers and amendments to the Education Act.
The strike comes a day after
Education Minister Hekia Parata announced which schools would close and
merge under the major network overhaul that proposes to close 11 schools
and put 26 through some form of merger.
Educators are also concerned about amendments to the Education Act
that will legalise charter schools and double-bunking but will outlaw
searching pupils for drugs and weapons.