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5:30 pm, March 25th, 2022 - 16 comments
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Daily review is also your post.
This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day.
The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy).
Don’t forget to be kind to each other …
Any Sovereign Country should have the right to decide it’s future as it sees fit, so say NATO and all it’s hangers on, we’ll yes, most people would agree with that sentiment. Wonder how long hypocrisy will stay out of the affairs of the ‘Solomons’
We are Meerkats in a zoo and the Tigers want to start feeding next door.
I have an objection…why are these wild animals confined because humans may want to … pay to have a look them in un natural surroundings,every now and again?
Its not about jobs ..is it?
I know BydOnz, I was amused by the hue and cry over China's presence(only 2,000 kms from Australia!)
Try 5 minutes to Moscow !
Oh , but this is different , we're the good guys, ask the Afghans.
Putin is not rational imho ?
I had previously considered Putin to be calculating, clever and ruthless – now I think he is crazier than a sack full of ferrets.
Nuttier than squireell shit ?
I have watched Putin being interviewed by western media for a number of years now..he seems very rational.
He even offered to debate the leader of the free world ..mano mano.
merriam webster-'The meaning of RATIONAL is having reason or understanding
Seemed rational 15 years ago. Now – not so much.
Seems to be in a shit-loop of compounding errors coming home to roost: yes-men told him Ukraine would welcome him with love, so they planned a PR stunt rather than an invasion. So when they were opposed, folks started screwing up. Shite maintenance and planning screwed the logistics. Now they're in a war where the enemy is shooting back and need more than the 150k troops they budgeted.
Russia might still rustle a "win" out of it, but the price tag will put Putin's rule at risk. So much for a joyous anschluss.
Will Winston stand in the Tauranga By Election, appears to be NZF only chance as there is not a dog show of getting 5% unless Winnie starts pulling rabbits of the hat. Labour/Green/Maaori Party will piss in with +50% easily.
Rachel Stewart cancelled from a film on the impact of dairying because of previously speaking out on trans ideology. And no, I don’t approve of her gun tweet, but that was dealt with by the police. The cancelling she experienced happened well before the gun tweet
Would it have been any different but for Brexit?….probably not
There is clear signalling there,Not Brexit,but the intertwined web between the Oligarchs,the Tory party,the city of london as the manufacturer of the worlds money laundering markets.
meh…yes theyre very guilty in that respect, but they are hardly alone, and some of the representative company is in shot
Interested in the Government's release of the new Literacy and Maths strategy.
Full documentation here
Schools pretty much saying that the aspirations are fine – but it's the next, practical steps, which will be key to determining if this makes a difference, or is just another pretty document in the MoE filing cabinet. [this is my paraphrase from a series of commentary articles and interviews]
Nothing in the document is new – or, in any way a radical change from what is (supposed to be) happening now. And nothing about resourcing schools to actually deliver on these nice goals.
Even the actual changes are just proposed at a high level – it's all 'review', 'design', 'develop'. It's an announcement, not a plan. And, notably, no timeframes for when any elements of this are planned to be complete. (A goal without a plan is just a wish)
It's all very well to describe this as a 'journey' but parents know that there is only a small window of opportunity for their child to build the foundations of success within the school system. And, they can't afford to wait.
Hipkins from first link: "We’ll improve assessment so that learners are assessed as individuals and supports are tailored to the individual needs"
Newsflash. Doing individual education plans is hugely work intensive – and, even when done, are rarely effectively followed in the classroom. Where is the support/funding for schools to do this? Parents of kids who are struggling educationally, for a range of reasons, know that educational 'support' is rarer than hen's teeth – and the hoops you have to jump through to justify to MoE are mind-bogglingly complex. Just to catch up with the existing identified need, would take a 20-fold increase in support funding. And the staff aren't out there sitting waiting for a call. Expert tutors can write their own ticket in private practice with middle-class kids.
Have to say, this was a laugh-out-loud moment. I don't see how these new measures will substantively differ from National Standards. A bench-mark is a bench-mark.
I had high hopes that this Labour Government, would actually be showing some leadership here, and deliver on a serious long term strategy, with fully-developed, costed and resourced timeline. Ideally, with some quick wins in the classroom this year.
Not seeing any of that.