Category Archives: Principals

Terrific media releases: one from a teacher organisation, another from a political party

We have now had 26 years of Tomorrow’s Schools and in all that time, leaving aside national standards, no political party or teacher organisation has advocated a fundamental structural change; that is, one with implications for the philosophy of that … Continue reading

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Why the concept of the modern-day principal is wrong Part 2

An account of the history of that wrongness At centre, being a principal is about children and the curriculum, and being teaching, while the children are the recipients, and teachers the medium, the curriculum is the way – and the … Continue reading

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Why the concept of the modern-day principal is wrong Part 1

An account of the history of that wrongness At centre, being a principal is about children and the curriculum, and being teaching, while the children are the recipients, and teachers the medium, the curriculum is the way – and the … Continue reading

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Here we go again: another intervention injustice

I have substantial amounts of information about goings-on at Wairoa College, some of it scandalous, but that can be looked into by the ministerial inquiry I’m calling for, I just want concentrate here on the bureaucratic behaviour around the appointment … Continue reading

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Peggy’s last post and Kafka: Rangiora commissioner outrage continues

Peggy’s last post: I have decided this will be my last Facebook post about the ERA Settlement that as yet has not been paid to me by Mrs Moore.  I have, for the past two years endured bullying, loss, humiliation, … Continue reading

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Marlene Campbell: Dedicated to the Southland Times

Marlene Campbell: the Dreyfus case of New Zealand education [This posting was written a number of years ago. It is now dedicated to the Southland Times which following the recent favourable Court of Appeal decision was for  a few days … Continue reading

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I’ve had enough: the truth about high stakes assessment and inflation Part 3 (the primary school)

There is no doubt that principals have worked out how to organise their schools to meet present system exigencies but face considerable obstruction, given the nature of that organisation, to deliver anything like a genuine curriculum. As wonderful and glitzy … Continue reading

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