SMS was out on the campaign trail yesterday, leafletting in Queens Park and talking to voters and taxpayers, some of whom are parents. It was interesting, informative, and maybe good practice for things to come. Of course, not everybody agreed with SMS, but honestly, SMS would say the majority were in favour of the retention of three tier. It was around 2:1 in favour of retention during the official public consultation in 2006 as SMS recalls.
One voter used to be a bus driver and said that he thought it was crazy that the little-uns would be put with the big-uns on the same bus at 11. He said the older kids smoked when they were obviously not supposed to (and not just tobacco either) and that he, on his own with 60 or so youths, was pretty much powerless to do anything to stop them.
Do you want your sons and daughters on school buses at age 11 with 15-17 year-old youths?
Or will we employ inspectors to stop the corrupting influence of older children?
A rather entertaining image of our elected Mayor as Blakey from On the Buses just came to mind there…must be the lack of sleep…
Act Now to help stop this appallingly thought out and damaging change to our education system.
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Use your vote wisely on June 4th