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Shortened version of the networkonnet education manifesto for the 2017 election

Neoliberalism and its education expression

As much as New Zealanders dislike the idea of theories especially in education, if we are to solve the problems we want to solve in education, we must recognise the present education system (interlinked as it is with the current economic system) as being neoliberal. 2,020 more words

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Networkonnet education manifesto for the 2017 election

As much as New Zealanders dislike the idea of theories especially in education, if we are to solve the problems we want to solve in education, we must recognise the present education system (interlinked as it is with the current economic system) as being neoliberal. 3,325 more words

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Parents, teachers, and community of Rangiora High school get a load of this

Parents, teachers, and community of Rangiora High school get a load of this: I want to put first the latest in the series of vicious ministry-commissioner actions against Peggy Burrows… 1,454 more words

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A famous victory for Peggy Burrows

The famous victory was for Peggy Burrows along with her wonderful supporters, including Marlene Campbell, Paul Finch, her lawyer, and many from the school and community. 588 more words

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Herald editorial a little gem

I have read education editorials for around 60 years, and when I haven’t clenched my teeth on a face-cloth to hold myself back from expletives, I have sent away furious responses. 433 more words

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Where are they now?

I took this photo at Keleti Railway Station in Budapest on 10th September 2015. This was the time a wave of refugees came into Budapest looking for a route through to other parts of Europe. 171 more words

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Sir Patricio Grinch, Wekiu Tomata, Weary Gardener, and Tugger, the then PM

I think that one of the problems we have with the education galumphs who have proselytised Tomorrow’s Schools and its anti-democratic philosophy is that because of the damage it has wrought on the fabric of New Zealand society especially the children of the poor, also on its sense of democracy, we have been distracted from recognising what a Snarkian lot they are. 1,634 more words

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