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Category Archives: Education Policy
What I wrote last year about CoLs and salaries, don’t say I didn’t warn you (written some months ago)
(And just for your edification NZEI’s media yesterday’s release (17.05.18).) Get this straight: if National is returned, paying for the clusters will just about be it, and National will have another term saying clusters will solve everything (another three years … Continue reading
The primary school education system is broken – if change isn’t fundamental, it will be yet another betrayal of teachers and children. At the top we have Chris Hipkins. I have stopped issuing dire warnings about him because I recognise … Continue reading
Here I stand Part 5: Begins with Kathryn Ryan and tricky ERO: ends as the posting that couldn’t be published and a shattering revelation
‘The media, even an outstanding representative like Kathryn Ryan, never gets even close to the heart of it. Below I will describe how, two days ago, Kathryn Ryan was trifled with by the education review office – it was disgraceful … Continue reading
Here I stand Part 4: The education phenomenon that has had an even more baleful effect on education than the review office
The review office is the major structural reason why primary education is in decline, but there is a phenomenon that has had an even more baleful effect (unsurprisingly, it is directly connected to the review office in function and ideology). … Continue reading
The File and this writing is predicated on the main aim for school education in a democracy being to prepare children for life in a democracy and to support and protect it. What else could the main aim for school … Continue reading
Introduction In the NZ Herald today (26.04.2018), Natalie Akoorie has written an article on a just released review office report damning reading recovery. This report was then discussed by the review office and responded to by one of the Massey … Continue reading