Signatories to a recently launched petition are urging the Government to introduce civics education into schools nationwide.
Joni Tomsett, described by RNZ as a 28-year-old student from the Tasman region, launched the petition on the community campaign platform OurActionStation to make civics education a core subject in all secondary schools by 2026.
Tomsett also happens to be a member of the Motueka Community Board of Tasman District Council,
During civics lessons, students would be taught the basics of government, voting, and how the democratic process worked.
The idea is commendable.
Should it be adopted, Point of Order suggests Hutt City councillor Chris Milne contribute to the preparation of content for the local government component. He is especially enlightening on the numbing influence of the Labour Party on decision-making by councillors who have campaigned and been elected on the Labour ticket.
This article by Cr Milne was reproduced on Kiwiblog – Continue reading “Why is Lower Hutt’s Mayor over-riding local sentiment on Three Waters? Check out his party ticket and the pledge that went with it”