National have money for Warners, Mr Magoo and tax cuts for the rich but not for teachers
Teachers to strike as talks break down
Teacher strikes look set to carry on until the end of the year after the latest round of talks again broke down.
Hmmm, no money for teachers huh? But plenty of dosh for tax cuts that benefit the rich, plenty of dosh for a manufactured crises at the Hobbit for Warners, PLENTY of cash to bail out Mr Magoo at South Canterbury Finance and $35 million for the private education industry, but no cash for teachers?
The PPTA must know that this Government loath public education and that to roll over now would equate to Turkey's voting for an early Thanksgiving. Anne Tolley, through her deeply flawed National Standards , has shown this Government are focused at setting up a false competition model via league tables that has bugger all to do with the making our world class public education system better and has everything to do with propping up private education.
The lie-spin that National and the right wing run is that our Public education system fails Pacific Island and Maori students and so this justifies National Standards - what a joke. Professor John Hattie has pointed out our Public education system is one of the best in the world and that we can do a better job for Maori and Pacific Island by BETTER INVESTMENT into education, these National Standards will not in any way shape or form help those Maori and Pacific Island students the right wing are holding up and pretending to care about.