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The Second List of What This Government Has Done To Education

The first list of what National has done to education was lonnnng. Very long. And scary. Verrrrrry scary, You get my drift.  But since it was published a year ago, there have been new horrors, many of which prove all the more interesting when you consider the $$$ involved:

  • Education Amendment Bill (2) was passed that brings down the Teachers Council and replaces it with EDUCANZ, where none of the members are voted in by teachers. Not one. On our own professional body.
  • IES is implemented at the huge cost of $359 Million and has minimal uptake. What uptake there has been is largely from high decile schools.
  • One of the first 5 charter schools is failing abysmally, and the report confirming that was mysteriously held back until after the election – cost, a couple of million.
  • Hekia implies she is considering performance pay for teachers, then fudges and backtracks and fudges some more.

Add to those ….

  • The Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill failed its first reading, meaning more unhealthy homes, voted down by National and ACT (60-60).

… and a picture is painted of a government concerned not a jot with the poorest or most needy in our society. What a sad indictment.

~ Dianne

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Discussion

2 thoughts on “The Second List of What This Government Has Done To Education

  1. We need an outcry from society with the same vehemence and passion shown, as was shown over the X-Factor business!

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    Posted by Alison | March 24, 2015, 8:31 am
  2. Depressing get them the politicians to teach for a couple of days in the low decile schools

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    Posted by Chris Woods | March 24, 2015, 3:51 pm

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