Tag Archives: IES

Trash Education Review (June) article on clusters

Jude Barback is editor of a publication of particularly nauseating content; a product reminiscent of those 1984 publishing factories … oh the skin-crawling forced hockey-sticks jocularity overlaying sinister purpose. Her publication is unremittingly government-aligned – why doesn’t she declare that … Continue reading

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Warwick Elley: Why Are We Squandering $359 Million on Misguided Education Policies?

There is nothing new in what Warwick Elley so professionally and fluently describes below. All this was known before the teacher organisations committed themselves to money being spent on policies that constitute a tragically wrong policy direction: it entrenches all … Continue reading

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Communities of Schools: an email dialogue between a principal and NZEI (Part 2)

The principal’s initial email was to Graham Jones; then Stephanie Mills came into the picture: a senior NZEI staff member – experienced, high-minded, and intelligent – who can be observed doing a good job in relation to a near indefensible … Continue reading

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These were the responses to I had a dream.

Responses to I had a dream John Carrodus says: September 15, 2015 at 4:27 pm Live your dream Kelvin, go the whole round, break the nose and go for the knockout! The Hogarths are with you, we need an official Bolshie! … Continue reading

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Jim Mora’s panel discusses the Opua School situation: also some talking points for NZPF branches

It was good to hear the Panel support so strongly the article by Kirsty Johnston. You can hear the panellists discussing how there should be transparency by ERO about the reviewer’s behaviour. Listen from 20.00 – 25.36. http://www.radionz.co.nz/audio/player/201770136 The irony … Continue reading

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If I was a principal I would vote against the Joint Initiative

It was fun to be on the Queen Street march with Ally Kroon and all the others, but it didn’t work out marvellously did it? Oh well, let’s keep at it. The heading is not meant as a hard-hitting criticism … Continue reading

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A transcendent education clarion call: clicks unbroken for hours

The response to ‘Mathematics: here is the answer’ had the feel of something wondrous: it was remarkable to observe the clicks unbroken for hours. Mathematics: here is the answer On June 10, 2015, readers of a networkonnet posting communicated a … Continue reading

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