Monthly Archives: August 2014

PPTA executive and dirty education

In 1990, as most regular readers of this site know, I left the formal education system to play my part in fighting the education implications of Tomorrow’s School’s neoliberal, managerialist philosophy and, in particular, the organisational representation of that philosophy, … Continue reading

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A grinning money man

In a recent posting, https://networkonnet.wordpress.com/2014/08/23/corrupted-by-the-sleaze-and-dirty-tricks-to-a-different-kind-of-new-zealand/ I wrote the following: ‘New Zealand, after six years of Key, has been corrupted by the sleaze and dirty tricks to a different kind of New Zealand. Behind the glossy image promoted by Team Key … Continue reading

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Labour needs to spit it out – and other election pointers

How is the campaign going for those opposition parties intent on changing the government (that is Labour, Greens, and Internet-Mana)? On the whole quite well, but Labour has to be more direct in spelling out of its policy. The Greens … Continue reading

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New Zealand, after six years of Key, has been corrupted by the sleaze and dirty tricks to a different kind of New Zealand

Some have likened events to Watergate, and adjusting to the scale of New Zealand, that is not outlandish. Just as Nixon had no need for dirty tricks to be re-elected, neither did Key. But given how Key and National viewed … Continue reading

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Tom Parsons and PPTA executive should get ready for a surprise

A very quick posting. Pretty trivial I suppose but a punch message coming up for Tom Parsons of SPANZ and the PPTA executive. Congratulations and thank-you to the NZEI, and my admiration to principals for staying on course despite various distractions (you … Continue reading

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John Key, Jono and Ben, my grandchildren, and me

Yes – unbeknown to John Key, we have a history, culminating with Jono and Ben. From my first glimpse of Key, I formed a view of him that has remained unchanged. I don’t want to put a label on it … Continue reading

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Key can’t sack Collins because Slater would spill the beans

We have an extraordinary situation: a prime minister can’t act against a minister because if he does, a blogger will spill the beans on him. It is only my view, but I would stake my life on it. Cameron Slater … Continue reading

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