This issue is running hot on talkback today.
There’s widespread condemnation of TV footage shown last night, which featured children being bullied by their teachers to join protest action against the Government in Christchurch.
As the footage shows, teachers were showing kids how to chant, raise their fists in the air, and most worryingly, it even included an 8 year old attacking the Prime Minister. An 8 year old!
One wonders whether any dissent is tolerated by teachers at these schools and how a child who disagreed might get treated. Do you think they had any choice?
This is thin end of the wedge stuff. Children should not be used as political weapons – ever – and it’s time the teacher unions learned this.
The prominent Labour Party signage at the protest didn’t go unnoticed either.