Saturday, March 16, 2013

Right Wing Takeover of New Zealand Education – @ the chalk face

Right Wing Takeover of New Zealand Education – @ the chalk face:


Right Wing Takeover of New Zealand Education

New Zealand teacher ‘Boonman’ wrote the following article on his blog http://boonman.wordpress.com . I felt that this provided another insight into the mad rush to ‘reform’ and privatise New Zealand education. I’ve added explanatory notes in italics.
Allan
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The Right Doesn’t Know What the Right Hand is Doing

Hello y’all.
This week has been pretty cool. As a teacher that is. It’s been the first week of the year (yes, that’s right, year!) where I’ve managed to do a whole week of teaching in the classroom with little or no interruptions.
Little or no interruptions? “What are you talking about Mr B?” I hear you asking… Being a Year 5 & 6 class there is the seemingly continuous issue of what I’m sure Mrs Parata (Minister of Education) would call non-core subjects.
So far this year my “learners” as her highness would call them have been on a week-long camp, have swum every day in the school pool, and attended the local swimming sports. All this non-core stuff comes nowhere 

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