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I will admit it – I was wrong


Probably not the most relevant picture in the world, but it looks like it’s a school bus…. (Image by Fre Sonneveld)


I was looking through some of the old posts in here, and I came across one that surprised me. I had forgotten that, at the time of their launch here, I wrote a post about my opposition to Charter Schools. After seeing some of the results from these schools, I have to admit, I think I was wrong. Read the rest of this entry

Forgetting we live in the real world

Depositphotos_78455986_original.jpgIt’s been a long while since I’ve posted here, so a bit of a reminder. I am a tertiary student, and a former Director of the Waikato Students’ Union. I’ve been around tertiary education since 2010, and have no idea of how the New Zealand Initiative can fail to see the flaws in its conclusions on interest free student loans. Read the rest of this entry

Where Shearer’s going wrong

I guess this is more a “what would I do if I was David Shearer” than anything else, but Shearer is doing a lot wrong right now, even with the media trying as hard as they can to play into his hands. I think it’s safe to say that National is at a buffet right now, with a third term as Government being the main course. Read the rest of this entry

Class sizes – big issue or not?

Photograph by Krishnan Gopakumar

This issue is a bit contentious at the moment, so I thought it’s about time Politicalisation covered it. I tried to get all scholarly with this stuff, but I couldn’t actually find any journal articles that answered the question I was putting forward. Read the rest of this entry

The casino loses as Labour hits the jackpot

David Shearer has finally announced something that’s could be a “game changer” to use terminology from the election. According to the New Zealand Herald, Shearer announced in a speech this morning what Labour policy might look like in taxation, welfare and education and I must admit, I’m impressed. Read the rest of this entry