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EDUCANZ: How happy, how safe, how far, how much, and why?

question markThe Education Amendment Bill (2) has passed and, amongst other things, the Teachers Council is to be disbanded and replaced with EDUCANZ.

Given this government’s reputation for corruption, dishonesty and blatant targeting of opponents, and the current Minister’s clear disregard for teachers and advisors, I have some questions:

How happy are we that the Education Minister will now hand-pick all representation on the teachers’ professional body and we teachers can no longer vote to select even one member to act as our representation?

How safe should teachers feel now that the hand-picked body is responsible for misconduct hearings?

How far will a new code of conduct go to silence voices of opposition and dissent?

How much faith do we have that this body is independent of political interference?

Why are we teachers expected to pay for this?

~ Dianne

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"One needs to be slow to form convictions, but once formed they must be defended against the heaviest odds." Gandhi

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One thought on “EDUCANZ: How happy, how safe, how far, how much, and why?

  1. I am again disgusted but not surprised at this obvious action of this government. Their intention I believe is to manage the whole country with no disregard to the peoples voice. And I don’t want to pay money to a body that has no representation of those they represent.

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    Posted by Jan Manawatu | December 7, 2014, 9:39 am

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