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Monday, December 14, 2009

Tolley threatens to sack school boards


Tolley talks tough in clash with teachers
Education Minister Anne Tolley says she will sack the boards of primary schools which allow teachers to boycott national standards, saying they would be refusing to obey the law.

The woman who forced junk food back into schools as a response to obesity, the woman who was intending to sack 770 teachers pre budget and the woman who has lied about parental support for her national standards league-table-by-stealth is now threatening to sack school boards for not implementing a policy described by academics as the worst thing to ever happen to education.

How’s that change feeling?

12 Comments:

At 14/12/09 8:22 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And commissioners cost $100 an hour

 
At 14/12/09 10:01 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fair enough too, if they fail to implement the policy they should go.

It is not the job of the bureaucracy to second guess government policy once it has been clearly outlined. You've been watching too much "Yes Minister"

They are welcome to vote for the opposition at the next election.

The change rocks.

 
At 14/12/09 11:01 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"How’s that change feeling?"

Really good, thanks for asking.

Should have done it years ago.

 
At 14/12/09 12:44 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BOSS OF TALKBACK BOTH GONNAS!

3 GUESSES?

P.S RICKARDS STILL ASSISTANT "COMMISSIONER"

IS DAT IT BRO...

 
At 14/12/09 2:31 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes Bomber that all we need, a politicised bureaucracy. If they have an issue with a law order from their employee they're free to get another job. Nobody is forcing them to teach.

 
At 14/12/09 9:46 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do standards matter anyway, most of the carriculum is garbage.

 
At 14/12/09 10:35 pm, Blogger Bomber said...

This is interesting...

Fair enough too, if they fail to implement the policy they should go.

It is not the job of the bureaucracy to second guess government policy once it has been clearly outlined. You've been watching too much "Yes Minister"

They are welcome to vote for the opposition at the next election.

The change rocks.


...hmmm. Even National admit the experts who are criticizing this national standards education are experts in their field. There's no dispute they are the best, yet to the Government's intense embarrassment they have described this as the worst thing to ever happen to education and it's all to create a false competition model within education. Your need to be locked into a 30 year old political comedy reference reflects more of where your parameters are rather than mine.

But I think it's important for NZers to hear what National Party research types have to say on such issues, because the shear ideology of your stance is farcical. The experts have decried it and Tolley lied about parental support to sell it, you make bureaucracy quips. To put it politely , you don't have a fucking leg to stand on Anon.

Next...
"How’s that change feeling?"

Really good, thanks for asking.

Should have done it years ago.

Another Nat supporter wanting to pursue blind free market competition drives within education at the cost of the actual education for the children. How wide eyed of you.

Next...
Yes Bomber that all we need, a politicised bureaucracy. If they have an issue with a law order from their employee they're free to get another job. Nobody is forcing them to teach.
Um. What?. The educational experts decry a policy and the Minister of Education lies about parental support for that policy and the response to this audacity is "politicised bureaucracy"? You are trying to be funny right?

 
At 15/12/09 8:25 am, Anonymous Sam Clemenz said...

"You are trying to be funny right?"

Any-moose Funny?? That would imply a basic intelligence and wit - of which Any-moose has zero-zip-nil-nada!
You're extending too much credit Bomber - like laughing with Rocks!

 
At 15/12/09 11:00 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL....doubted you'd understand that reference...I wasn't disappointed.

A lot of the humour in "Yes Minister" revolves around the control of the bureaucracy, and the fact that a government can change, but little "actually" changes as the bureaucracy does their own thing. It is cited as an interesting parody and reflection of the (by gone) times in Politics Honours Papers at UOA.

The bureaucracy is there to implement government policy..they can argue the point (as they have done) in this case, if they refuse to teach national standards they should lose their jobs.

Irrespective of your views on the policy itself...this should be something which crosses the political divide..the bureaucracy is there to implement policy, once decided by the government. If the Government is foolhardy enough to ignore the best advise on offer, that's its problem, it'll suffer the consequences.

Seriously, what do you expect Tolley to do to School Boards which don't implement the policy, once its been decided???

 
At 15/12/09 3:06 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sam Clemenz said...
"You are trying to be funny right?"

Any-moose Funny?? That would imply a basic intelligence and wit - of which Any-moose has zero-zip-nil-nada!


I wiped the floor with you many moons ago, Fundamentalist Sam.

Don't worry, your ego won't be bruised by the fact that bomber won't post this.

 
At 15/12/09 8:38 pm, Blogger Christian said...

Even National admit the experts who are criticizing this national standards education are experts in their field. NAME EM!

HATTIE LATTA CHATWIN ALL "SEXY" ADD SUFFERERS

 
At 16/12/09 4:10 pm, Anonymous Kerry said...

I certainly think that Keys old school should be closed....any school that lets a kid get through school without being able to speak properly is truly awful!!!!

And by tolleys own admission she knows all about education as she has children who once went to school!!!!!!! I walked through a hospital once....spose that means im able to perform surgery now!

 

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