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Loughborough Education Question Time - making the education debate public

On Friday 20th March I participated in an Education Question Time at Charnwood College in Loughborugh. The participants were Christine Blower (General Secretary of the NUT), Nicky Morgan (MP for Loughborough and Secretary of State for Education), Matthew O’Callaghan (Labour Party PPC for Loughborough), Carol Leeming (community poet and artist), Samantha Pancheri (Green Party Education Spokesperson) and myself. 111 more words

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Some thoughts about Redcliffs, Parata, and the drive to gigantism

The arguments about why Hekia Parata is so intent on closing Redcliffs School are swirling as they always do when Hekia and the ministry are making decisions about whether a school lives or dies: are the reasons financial or ideological? 1,353 more words

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NZPF No: 1175 Denise will be a great leader within Egypt; not a legendary one to the promised land

I had hoped in an earlier posting that Denise Torrey would be our Moses but, on the evidence of the latest newsletter, while she is going to be terrific, she will not be our Moses. 858 more words

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NZPF and NZEI – great: PPTA need a pay cut and to be hauled in

For those in primary, as far as organisational representation is concerned, we can now feel comfortable.

Yes – NZEI is in a complicated IES position that in one sense doesn’t make full sense, but they are cool, and we have learnt we can trust them. 553 more words

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The steaming mound of lies that is the ministry media release on mathematics

Can’t the media get it? Can’t the editors get it? Can’t the boards of trustees get it? Can’t the parents get it? Everything that comes out of the ministry of education commenting on education, the big mouth of Hekia, the smirking one of the PM’s, the education review office, is light years from the whole truth. 1,898 more words

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Group reviewing under IES and EDUCANZ being probed: NZEI get ready to leave

If in putting one and one together is true, the NZEI should get ready to leave the IES table. In a posting late last year I wrote, and in blood as far as I am concerned: 535 more words

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Inert main aims, measurable objectives, discovery-destroying learning outcomes are bricks in the wall

From time-to-time I like to stocktake where I think classroom learning is. I do this because I think it is important schools don’t regularise the terrible or make normal the grossly abnormal. 591 more words

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