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Cohort entry: you are being gulled

There is no need to go over the arguments in any detail – if the process is wrong, then the decision is wrong – everything is wrong, even if the decision is right, which it isn’t. 467 more words

Education Policy

Attack! 31 Computers needed in employment – bingo – computers should be central to learning: NO! NO! NO!

Welcome to ATTACK! 

ATTACK! is a two-page occasional publication giving attention to the curriculum – the holistic curriculum.

ATTACK! is for you, also to introduce to your colleagues. 120 more words

Education Policy

I’ve had enough: the truth about high stakes assessment and inflation Part 3 (the primary school)

There is no doubt that principals have worked out how to organise their schools to meet present system exigencies but face considerable obstruction, given the nature of that organisation, to deliver anything like a genuine curriculum. 1,238 more words

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Attack! 30 In blood one day he framed a strategy

Welcome to ATTACK! 

ATTACK! is a two-page occasional publication giving attention to the curriculum – the holistic curriculum.

ATTACK! is for you, also to introduce to your colleagues. 114 more words

Education Policy

Reality Check: Does Anybody Care What Andrew Hacker Thinks?

So I’m just trying to figure out who, if anybody, cares what Andrew Hacker thinks about math education.

This is an earnest question.

At least… 853 more words

Math Education

A hint of existential crisis and me

Pleased to be back with you after a madcap few days on a family matter that had me travelling the length of the North Island (from Cambridge) to Invercargill and back. 1,335 more words

Education Policy

Part 2 Rangiora is about the school’s assets: in which I set out to nail Peter Hughes

This posting is based on the first of two letters I sent to Peter Hughes some days before the dismissal of Peggy Burrows.  In other postings I have pinned the blame for this most terrible of school interventions on Hekia Parata; but sitting there preening himself for being the very model of a secretary education general is Peter Hughes – how did he let this happen? 2,180 more words

Education Policy