Tagged: politics

No More Sense from Seymour

And so it begins. The non-sensical dribble spews forth from the under-secretary of Education, who gets into a lucrative position on the back of one electorate described on Wikipedia as an “exclusive, affluent suburb...

Winter is coming

Other things than teacher shortages that can be blamed on the winter season… Charter schools aren’t really working because it’s winter… Winter is largely responsible for Māori student underachievement… Overcrowded homes with multiple families...

Primary schools to measure student progress

In response to https://beehive.govt.nz/release/primary-schools-measure-student-progress – August 26, 2017. Measure. Measure. Measure. Weigh. Weigh. Weigh. Data. Data. Data. “The Government has made a decision to shift towards a system that measures student progress, alongside National...

Decile Ratings to be Replaced

“A controversial risk modelling tool to guide Government spending in schools is reportedly close to being signed off as a replacement for the decile system. The predictive risk modelling index would replace the decile system,...