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Tag Archives: Ministry of Education
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 2: Labour as part of the establishment won’t tolerate any diminution of establishment power
What goes around with hierarchical education comes around. Two or three years before the implementation of Tomorrow’s Schools I was given a lift in a taxi from Wellington Airport by Noel Scott, Labour mp, former district senior inspector of secondary … 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
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
Timed for the opening of parliament 1996: New Zealand First in coalition with National On Wednesday, 11 December, I pointed my car down my driveway in Cambridge, turned right, and right again, and headed south. It was my appreciation that … Continue reading