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by Kelvin Smythe
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Monthly Archives: October 2017
Yeah-how! National standards gone. Well – all-but. My principal and senior teacher already give me a pretty free rein. I’m going to go for it. Back to me: These are the expanded notes I used as I travelled the country … Continue reading
First, I want to commend Chris on his brilliant ministerial beginning with the bold declaration of the abolition of national standards – followed up by the education comeback comment of the decade: It was Friday (I think) morning and TV1 … Continue reading
It was November, 2009. In normal times websites like networkonnet should leave schools alone to survive the end of year, but these are not normal times – what has happened, and will happen, in the year’s concluding weeks will be … Continue reading
New digital curriculum a corrupt education disaster Labour and the coalition have won the election, but now they need to act urgently to save our education system. The education system is on the brink of being snapped up by neoliberal … Continue reading
Where did the leaders go wrong in their responses (though they were pretty good as far as they went) as reported in a provincial newspaper on 20 October; responses that if asked of education leaders generally, would, I think, be … Continue reading
The main instrument governments have used to dismantle public education is the education review office; it is the organisational apotheosis of the coercive neoliberal education ends. If public education is to be freed, given renewed health to pursue democratic and holistic … Continue reading
Whetu’s conference speech I want to extend a very warm welcome to our special guest. To our Minister of Education, the Hon Nikki Kaye. Welcome Minister. And thank you for taking time out of the most exciting election campaign – … Continue reading