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What I want from Chris Hipkins (also Tracey Martin, Kelvin Davis, and Jenny Salesa)

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

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A tribute to all those brave, brave principals and teachers who stood up for what was right

It was November, 2009. In normal times websites like networkonnet should leave schools alone to survive the end of year, but these are not normal times – what has happened, and will happen, in the year’s concluding weeks will be … Continue reading

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Do you pass the test for a leader under Labour? Part 2: My response

New digital curriculum a corrupt education disaster Labour and the coalition have won the election, but now they need to act urgently to save our education system. The education system is on the brink of being snapped up by neoliberal … Continue reading

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Do you pass the test for a leader under Labour?

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

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The morning after and personal reflections on resistance (if you will forgive me)

The main instrument governments have used to dismantle public education is the education review office; it is the organisational apotheosis of the coercive neoliberal education ends. If public education is to be freed, given renewed health to pursue democratic and holistic … Continue reading

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The greatest teacher organisation leader of our times

Whetu’s conference speech I want to extend a very warm welcome to our special guest.  To our Minister of Education, the Hon Nikki Kaye.  Welcome Minister. And thank you for taking time out of the most exciting election campaign – … Continue reading

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Networkonnet and Kelvin Davis

About six months ago, I was frustrated with Chris Hipkins missing an opportunity to expose a serious fault in Hekia’s education system. The title of the posting was: If Chris Hipkins can’t do it give it to Kelvin Davis. Chris … Continue reading

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