Schools can be the heart of their communities. In the aftermath of the Canterbury earthquakes, schools played a stabilising role not just for students, but for parents and staff as well. Now though, the Government has ripped the hearts out of some of the hardest hit communities.
How can we, as this country’s leaders, address the inequity that has grown up amongst us? How can we build a nation where we trust and look after one another- where we are our brother’s and sisters keeper – not their bitter rival?