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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

I think someone needs to explain *National* Standards…

The New Zealand Educational Institute has put out a press release today complaining about the Ministry of Education enforcing the National Standards that were brought into Primary Schools. I would have thought members of the NZEI would have an education themselves and be able to understand what the term “National Standards” implies. Clearly, they can’t. Read the rest of this entry