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Primary School Diaries
by Kelvin Smythe
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Monthly Archives: October 2016
In my early predictions for National and education following the 2008 elections, in the postings ‘Smoke and mirrors’, I said that education would be raided for funding as National in government is always intent on saving money from education to … Continue reading
The brochure promised us a quick romp into the world of exponential technologies and the global changing landscape, also a mix of deep dives and interaction with peers. And there was to be a lot of wisdom: Passion must be … Continue reading
The New Zealand School Trustees’ M-16-8 has completed a wondrous turnaround. The challenge for the presidency from Richard Green has contributed, but the main reason is that Hekia Parata, while still a conservative educationist has, with her resignation, signalled disillusionment … Continue reading
The previous posting about Hekia’s resignation has soared to over 2000 readers and is still climbing. I am heading to Whangarei in a few hours to spend the weekend with my northern grandchildren but wanted to keep you in touch … Continue reading
The big shake-up in education has resulted in a big shakeup for Hekia Parata. She drew a line and refused to proceed in the manner set by John Key, Bill English, and Stephen Joyce. These three will be the drivers … Continue reading
I have a long memory: the cartoon above is utu. Hekia Parata has, like a long line in politics and media, destroyed our past to put the boot into the present to control the future. May she go to Foreign Affairs … Continue reading
Reflecting on the children of the poor posting I realised it was pretty good; might even be the best I’ve written. https://networkonnet.wordpress.com/2016/10/14/children-of-the-poor-bitter-and-cynical-strategy-on-education-and-poverty/ In my younger days I would have polished off something of that length by lunch, this posting took … Continue reading