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Stop Night Class Cuts Petition goes to Parliament

Thursday, 15 October 2009, 2:14 pm | Community Learning Association Through Schools

The organisation representing schools that hold night classes, the Community Learning Association through Schools will present a petition to Parliament on Tuesday 20th October on the Parliament steps. More >>

Fears confirmed on future of Night Classes

Friday, 9 October 2009, 10:14 am | Community Learning Association Through Schools

“The fears of communities around New Zealand are confirmed. Less than a quarter of schools currently offering night classes, will do so in 2010. It doesn’t matter how much political spin you put on these stats – National has killed a 100 year ... More >>

National leaves communities out in the cold

Monday, 21 September 2009, 4:52 pm | Community Learning Association Through Schools

“National’s response to public debate on the night class cuts is gutless” says Maryke Fordyce - the President of the Community Learning Association through Schools. “At no time has the Education Minister discussed the cuts with learners and community ... More >>

Day of Action - Uprising Against Night Class Cuts

Tuesday, 8 September 2009, 1:36 pm | Community Learning Association Through Schools

This week is International Adult Learners’ Week – He Tangata Matauranga, however after 100 years, Adult Community Education through schools in New Zealand will be decimated. On Saturday 12th September, communities nationwide will protest the government ... More >>

Day of Action - Uprising Against Night Class Cuts

Tuesday, 8 September 2009, 1:36 pm | Community Learning Association Through Schools

This week is International Adult Learners’ Week – He Tangata Matauranga, however after 100 years, Adult Community Education through schools in New Zealand will be decimated. On Saturday 12th September, communities nationwide will protest the government ... More >>

Tolley Passes the Buck

Friday, 7 August 2009, 3:41 pm | Community Learning Association Through Schools

Advocates representing schools met the Education Minister the Hon. Anne Tolley Wednesday to urge her to reconsider her decision to cut funding for school night classes from 2010. “We had a full and frank discussion but we feel that the Minister didn’t ... More >>

Over 100 years of night class history is at stake

Friday, 31 July 2009, 1:15 pm | Community Learning Association Through Schools

A delegation of three CLASS (Community Learning Association through Schools) representatives will meet with Education Minister Anne Tolley on Wednesday 5th August as part of a concerted campaign to stop government plans to slash 80% of funding to support ... More >>

National just took choice away - CLASS

Thursday, 30 July 2009, 9:35 am | Community Learning Association Through Schools

Communities nationwide are outraged at the government decision to cut funding to schools for night classes. This has resulted in public meetings in Auckland and Christchurch drawing hundreds of supporters. The Education Minister responsible for the cuts, ... More >>

Cutting of Night Classes Short-sighted

Friday, 19 June 2009, 10:24 am | Community Learning Association Through Schools

"The Government appears not to be aware of the value-for-money of the country's ACE or night class programme and the contribution our sector already makes to meeting the country's education priorities" says Maryke Fordyce, president of CLASS ... More >>

Hobby courses part of Kiwi culture

Saturday, 6 June 2009, 1:20 pm | Community Learning Association Through Schools

“Being able to go to the local school to learn a skill has been a tradition for Kiwi’s for over 50 years” says the Community Learning Association in Schools (CLASS) President – Maryke Fordyce. “In these times of doom and gloom learning ... More >>

Ray of sunshine gone in budget gloom

Tuesday, 2 June 2009, 4:20 pm | Community Learning Association Through Schools

In these times of doom and gloom – learning is the ray of sunshine that people and our communities need” says the Community Learning Association in Schools (CLASS) President – Maryke Fordyce. “Over 200,000 adults enrol in Adult and Community ... More >>

Education Funding to Communities slashed

Friday, 29 May 2009, 4:55 pm | Community Learning Association Through Schools

Adult Community Education (ACE) programmes offered through secondary schools are set to disappear after the budget announcement yesterday that current funding for such programmes will be withdrawn from January 2010. An 80% cut in funding has been ... More >>

 

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