Unleash Education Blog

The National Standards Fallacy

Since the coalition bringing Labour, NZ First and Greens into power, teachers have been rejoicing. Especially primary teachers. Why? Well, early on in the election campaign, Labour outlined it’s distaste for National Standards and...

Now What: Recovering from the Standards Era

Original article: Now what? Recovering from the Standards Era When the coalition government was confirmed last week, I joined with many of my teacher colleagues  in a frenzy of jubilation and relief as we...

The end of National Standards

I always pay attention to those that stand up for educators, education, schools, and teachers. The likes of Bryan Bruce, Welby Ings, Nigel Latta , Ken Robinson, Pasi Sahlberg and Kelvin Smythe all comment on education...

National Standards should go – teachers

Original article: National standards should go – teachers The possibility national standards in schools could be scrapped has many Manawatū educators rubbing their hands with glee, and parents relieved. The programme set in place standard measures to decide whether...