Category: Education

CoL: Corruption on Learning

The next phase of the privatisation of the education system is in full swing, with a series of schools being lured by the promise of $365million into Communities of Learning. Although there was a...

Please Restrain Me

Seriously. The latest in Ministry bull-hockey is in full swing. Many teachers were somewhat perplexed at the latest heightening of the issue of restraint in schools, when the Ministry introduced a layer of bureaucracy...

Survey says teachers’ mental health declining

Original article: Survey says teachers’ mental health declining A long list of anxieties — around school budget cuts, bullying, coarse political discourse and the shaky status of immigrant students — is taking a toll on teachers,...

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...