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#AmazingFact : Martin Luther King Jr. received a C+ in public speaking at seminary school.

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Poster schools and principals

One of the sad things about education controversies between governments and schools is the use and promotion by governments, for propaganda and ideological reinforcement, of poster schools and principals. 1,434 more words

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Post-election thoughts, the possible new minister, our suggested stance, and I think I have cracked the online platform thingy (I name it)

Post-election thoughts, the possible new minister, our suggested stance, and I think I have cracked the online platform thingy (I name it)

I predicted in a posting some time ago that Anne Tolley would, in the next cabinet reshuffle, be gone as minister of education – the prediction was based on John Key’s predilection for change with a strong public relations’ element but, in effect, representing no change at all. 1,557 more words

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Picot now 

The task I have set myself is not straightforward: it requires a fair degree of generalisation about a situation of considerable diversity. To cope with the complexity of the writing task, I am going to consider with a light touch some of the particular criticisms I made at the time: criticisms about the functioning of the review office; the effect of the increased powers of boards of trustees; the procedures for appointing principals; and the paradox I predicted of how the devolution of administrative responsibilities to schools would lead to a greater centralisation of powers to the bureaucracies – especially in relation to the curriculum. 3,466 more words

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 Phil Harding has it all wrong: we're being betrayed

Dear reader

In Flyer 2 sent to schools this morning, Phil Harding of NZPF, in effect, sells out schools to decades of more control education and curriculum malaise; sells out schools to national standards; sells out the education heritage of primary schools; and sells out schools to more of the present failed policy of managerialism. 479 more words

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Phil Harding at it again

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You know the picture even if Phil Harding doesn’t.

Putting primary schools into clusters is at the heart of government plans for muffling schools and advancing privatisation. 1,129 more words

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Phil Goff - take the advice of Cromwell: In the name of God go!

This is what I wrote in recent posting (‘A call to the NZPF conference’ :

‘I am filled with rage. I am filled with rage that contenders for the Labour Party have not dispensed with Goff – a man who does not connect – waiting rather to pick up the pieces when he is demolished; meanwhile we in primary will have to go through the agony of a kind of education totalitarianism for another three years (the election for goodness sake is there to be won – if you don’t have the courage to stake your career on a challenge, don’t come out of the wreckage in a few months saying you are the new hope – you won’t be, because have already demonstrated you aren’t).’ 111 more words

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