Posted by: Cynic on 11, Jun, 2010
Dr Muriel Newman founding member of the ACT party and one time deputy leader is concerned about the brainwashing of kids in New Zealand schools.
However to Muriel's distress the petition didn't go any further than the select committee recommending "that the House take note of its report".
"The Select Committee's reaction to our petition is very disappointing. The fact the New Zealand children are being brainwashed in schools to suit political agendas is clearly not a priority issue for them
There seems to be some confusion - who does Muriel think school children need protection from? After all, ACT MPs Heather Roy and Roger Douglas were recently at MacLeans College to present "Is your child really free to learn" presumably based on the minority ACT party report on School Choice... and not a peep did we hear from Muriel.