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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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If Chris Hipkins can’t do it give it to Kelvin Davis Part 2

In many respects Kelvin Davis is more conservative than Chris Hipkins but Kelvin Davis listens and that is all we are asking. [I want to make it clear these postings are entirely my initiative. If Kelvin asked me to stop … Continue reading

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Is the Rangiora commissioner disassociated from reality?

I am referring to an item in the Christchurch Press (March 26, 2017) headed ‘Government intervention at Canterbury’s Rangiora High School to end this year, report says.’ http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/90764769/government-intervention-at-canterburys-rangiora-high-school-to-end-this-year-report-says In the context, this unbalanced reporting does continuing harm to Peggy Burrows, … 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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Ministry and Sky City celebration of clusters

If asked, the ministry will deny any initial planning for a celebration of clusters, but the idea is being given serious attention. It is a telling commentary that Auckland is the intended place for such a cynical manoeuvre; high decile … 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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