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Saturday, January 30, 2010

National care about ideology, not the education of NZs children


League tables inevitable, teachers fear
League tables that rate schools' performances are inevitable once national standards are introduced, a teachers' union says. Three union groups raised fresh fears yesterday that the new national standards will lead to league tables. Education Minister Anne Tolley said she was waiting for answers from a working party set up to look at the matter. Mrs Tolley is embroiled in a confrontation with unions over the controversial policy, which comes into effect on Tuesday. The Government and Education Ministry are spending $26 million on implementing national standards, but Mrs Tolley rejected suggestions yesterday that the money was part of a "charm offensive" ahead of their introduction. She said the $26m cost attributed to the campaign would be spent on teacher training and support. Of that, $12.7m was for "in-depth training and support" in numeracy and literacy, and "information workshops" would cost $4.35m. No figures were available on how much other initiatives, including 10,000 brochures explaining the system, would cost.

These bullshit national standards have NOTHING to do with the educational betterment of NZ's children and has EVERYTHING to do with National implementing free market ideology into education. The standards will be used to create league tables, these league tables will create a false competition, which is what National have aimed for within education since day one.

This is NOT about the educational achievement of NZ children because national standards like this are pointless because they show nothing of any educational value because children develop at very different stages this early on in their educational life. How do we know this to be true? Because our undisputed educationalists like John Hattie bloody well tells us so!

Here is what he has said about National's failed experiment of free market ideology in education:

Could be the most disastrous education policy ever formulated.

Will only barely raise student achievement, if at all.

Could "pervert the nature of teaching" by pitting schools and teachers against one another.

Hattie also writes that the standards themselves – the targets students will be measured against – are "untested and experimental" and need to be drawn up based on evidence, not committees.


Hmmmm, “Could be the most disastrous education policy ever formulated”, see even if I was a humper for National (like so many of you are), surely those kind of warnings could get through and make an impact. And now National are blowing $26million on a propaganda campaign to sell this bullshit! And let's not forget Tolley lied about parental support for her league tables by stealth...

'Three Rs' plan alarms parents
AN OFFICIAL report reveals one-third of parents had concerns about the new national school standards system before it was launched – despite the government's claims the system has a "strong mandate" from parents.

These league tables National have been trying to smuggle in under the national standards regime have been sold to NZ as having the support of parents yet an official report released shows that 38% of parents made negative comments about National’s plans and only 14% made positive comments. Yet Education Minister Anne Tolley’s press release on the report read, ‘Patents support National Standards’ – no they didn’t only 14% did, 38% were negative.

How's that change feeling NZ? Feeling like you got conned yet into voting for a change you had no idea what it stood for sold by a Party who did all they could to minimize the actual policy? These national standards will be the worst thing ever done to NZ education, yet National are still ramming it through because free market ideology trumps reason when it comes to the Nats.

6 Comments:

At 30/1/10 3:12 pm, Blogger Christian said...

"And they fear that it could all lead in a few years to performance pay for good teachers and not for a pay rise for the bad ones Hattie.That teachers who are able to actually pass their students and not produce a bunch of failures will all be better financially rewarded."

AUSA NATIONAL STANDARDS FOR TERTIARY EDUCATION

 
At 30/1/10 5:29 pm, Blogger Christian said...

THE LEARNING WAVE

Literacy is measured across five levels by the ministry of education.Three quarters of all the unemployed are in the two lowest levels typically ethnic minorities.They are the people who have the most difficulty reading at 45 percent of the population , just under the fifty percent figure for maori who spend money from benefits on smoking.

People have slipped through the system and left school unable to function literally.And this situation apparently does not apply to migrants or english as a second language speakers.

YEAH RIGHT!

 
At 31/1/10 11:23 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Untested? unproven? compare literacy and numeracy of kids today to that of those 30 years ago.
More bullshit from bomber.

 
At 31/1/10 11:32 am, Blogger Bomber said...

Whoa, whoa, whoa there Anon - this is not more bullshit from Bomber - did I say the following?

Could be the most disastrous education policy ever formulated.

Will only barely raise student achievement, if at all.

Could "pervert the nature of teaching" by pitting schools and teachers against one another.

Hattie also writes that the standards themselves – the targets students will be measured against – are "untested and experimental" and need to be drawn up based on evidence, not committees.


...no I didn't, John Bloody Hattie did didn't he anon? You may dislike me and want to attack me, but it is the educational experts in this field who are describing this abortion by National in such terms.

 
At 1/2/10 9:51 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

DEVOLUTION?

Picot happened while rogernomics wos in full swing full circle

Lange minister of ed and russell marshall response wos to let parents fire headmasters and made the problem worse

get rid of tomorrows schools

get rid of parents as voluntary unpaid managers

bring back dept of ed school inspectors and get rid of ero

get rid of tertiary education commission and jonathan boston and vic uni school of govt

get rid of jacinda adern and charles chauvel from rigged in house labour party nominations

there were other candidates they chose to ignore

i wos one of em for auckland central

kids voting

bad idea

 
At 1/2/10 12:05 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

kids voting

bad idea
MY C.V FOR LABOUR CANDIDATE NOMINATIONS WOS AN MUCH ANTICIPATED NO SUPACITY SPEECH DUE TO BE DELIVERED TO REMUERA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DURING LOCAL BODY ELECTIONS 2010.

EGGS AND R.I PUT ME OUT FRONT AS FELLOW BUS CATCHERS AND A LOCAL PERSONALITY THEY WALK PASS ON THE WAY HOME FROM SCHOOL WITH HIS SHOPPING DAILY.

ONE DAY THEY EVEN CONFRONTED ME AND SAID I WOS THE LOCAL HE MAN AND TOUGH AND A BULLY.THOSE KIDS LEARN FAST.

SO AFTER DELIVERING MY SPEECH TO KIDS AT R.I FOR KIDS VOTING IN THE LOCAL BODY ELECTIONS FOR THE FIRST TIME ALL THE THIRTEEN YEARS AS IN 2008 Results WILL VOTE ACCORDINGLY!
Party name
Party Votes won
Party seat entitlement
No. of electorate seats won
No. of list MPs
Total MPs

% of MPs

Act New Zealand
1.90%
2
1
1
2

1.67%

Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party
10.50%
13
0
13
13

10.83%

The Bill and Ben Party
11.70%
15
0
15
15

12.50%

The Greens
11.20%
14
0
14
14

11.67%

Māori Party
4.90%
6
6
0
6

5.00%

New Zealand First Party
1.00%
1
1
0
1

0.83%

New Zealand Labour Party
25.00%
32
16
16
32

26.67%

New Zealand National Party
28.40%
36
29
7
36

30.00%

United Future New Zealand
0.70%
1
1
0
1

0.83%

Totals
95.3%
120
54
66
120

100.00%

OTHER
4.70%










Notes

There would only be 107 MPs - an underhang - because there are only two people on the party list for Bill and Ben. A party cannot add people to its nominated list so 13 seats would remain empty.

There is no overhang

The following parties crossed the threshold by winning an electorate:

Act New Zealand in Epsom
Māori Party in all Maori electorates except Hauraki-Waikato
New Zealand First Party in Tamaki
United Future New Zealand in Ohariu
13,079 kids voted

To see a spreadsheet of the 2008 Kids Voting results compared with the general election results for each electorate click here

LET THEM DECIDE THE "NATIONAL" STANDARDS.JUST AN IDEA...

 

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