Monthly Archives: January 2017

NZEI has another confused, lightweight leader

New NZEI President’s ‘to do’ list (18 January, 2017) Three years ago, with my 12-year-old granddaughter (important to inculcate her early into the Shadbolt tradition), I travelled from Cambridge to Queen Street, Auckland, to be part of what was to … Continue reading

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Parents, teachers, and community of Rangiora High school get a load of this

Parents, teachers, and community of Rangiora High school get a load of this: I want to put first the latest in the series of vicious ministry-commissioner actions against Peggy Burrows The commissioner has put the ERA decision on the school … Continue reading

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A famous victory for Peggy Burrows

The famous victory was for Peggy Burrows along with her wonderful supporters, including Marlene Campbell, Paul Finch, her lawyer, and many from the school and community. I accept, however, that networkonnet kept charging into the issue, keeping it in the … Continue reading

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Herald editorial a little gem

I have read education editorials for around 60 years, and when I haven’t clenched my teeth on a face-cloth to hold myself back from expletives, I have sent away furious responses. When I started to write Developmental Network Magazine in … Continue reading

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