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Education facing desperate times.

Wanganui Chronicle caught up with the van.  Watch Wanganui Chronicle video and read story here.

“A Whanganui boy who was beaten daily, lived in a violent home most of his young life and suffers learning and behavioural difficulties has had his support teacher funding cut. And for Whanganui Intermediate School principal Charles Oliver that throws the thorny issue of school funding into sharp relief.”

Whanganui kindergarten general manager Trish Taylor-Pope: “Over the past three years the number of children with high needs in local kindergartens had risen dramatically. And we don’t have funding any longer … we’re scrimping and scraping just to get by. It’s unfair and very difficult.”

Wanganui kids at Gonville Kindergarten.


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