From the NZEI today Today’s meeting was constructive. As public sector unions, we discussed with the Minister how we want to move forward. At the meeting, together we all agreed: That bargaining will be in good faith with no predetermined outcomes There ...
Maybe he's angry because The Block just got canned for this year.
Damn. John Prine, another victim of Covid 19.
Neil Young-Fireside sessions https://neilyoungarchives.com/movie-night
In todays climate any teacher not in the union better have nest egg somewhere just in case lawyers are needed for accusations of misdeeds either true or false. As a local HB musician I happen know who this guy is and my opinion of him took a huge nosedive ...
More funding shortfalls thanks to the nats. https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/103585348/education-minister-reveals-the-11-billion-problem-facing-schools-nationally
Novopay is not fixed. There are still mistakes every fortnight with teacher's pay. It's still a dog of a system.
Although some here don't rate him, as a teacher I feel that Hipkins is making the right noises and decisions around education.
Oh FFS. https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/96434845/act-says-it-will-give-schools-20k-more-per-teacher-if-they-abandon-union-contracts
There was another Education Policy released separately, and quietly , on Saturday. Read about it here. https://saveourschoolsnz.com/2017/08/28/whats-the-real-reason-national-are-implementing-progress-tracking-via-pact/
This guy has started appearing the Hawke's Bay Today on Saturdays apparently as a counter to Mike William's column. Further proof of the local rag's pro National leanings and maybe a sign they are worried. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/hawkes-bay-today/news/...
This http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache%3AapSygsyQUogJ%3Am.nzherald.co.nz%2Fnz%2Fnews%2Farticle.cfm%3Fc_id%3D1%26objectid%3D11869410%20&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=nz Apparently the Herald inadvertently published this before tomorrow then took ...
Maybe this explains things a little more clearly. Can't say I take anything the Taxpayers Onion comes with seriously. http://publicaddress.net/hardnews/taxpayers-union-still-stupid-cynical-and/
Rod Oram has said much the same thing in the Sunday Star Times today. Somebody else who knows what he is talking about.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/europe/83651875/this-is-why-finland-has-the-best-schools "Our mission as adults is to protect our children from politicians," one Finnish childhood education professor told me. "We also have an ethical and moral responsibility ...
Hekia's little lie about a special education association https://saveourschoolsnz.com/2016/08/27/lies-hekia-parata-fabricates-a-special-education-association/
Not sure if this has been posted before but it is an overseas view/response to similar opinion pieces. Well written. http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/sep/21/linda-tirado-poverty-hand-to-mouth-extract
Another Caption Competition photo? http://www.wellingtonphoenix.com/article/huawei-and-phoenix-sign-nzs-largest-ever-football-sponsorship-deal/gfdhgrld4ra21gopr2h6uzumi
Joking aside is he actually taking the piss out of the flag in preference to the other option by wearing and seemingly laughing about it. Seems the onlookers are in on the joke too.
It has ramifications for public education too. http://saveourschoolsnz.com/2016/01/12/tppa-threatens-quality-public-education-in-new-zealand/
From Tony Visconti on FB "He always ...
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/71879431/what-is-a-new-zealander Insightful and to the point. "Is that New Zealand now? Three parts sport to one part depression?"
Kevin McLeod Escapes to the Wild. Not so much a design/building programme. More a travelling to the ends of the earth to see people living in remote places. Mostly Brits.
I know in the scheme of things it's a first world problem but it shows the complete dumbing down of things by TV3 when they replace Kevin McLeod's newest series with the Simpsons with no notice even though it was advertised in the listener and it appears ...
Still waiting for comment on this on TV1 news. There's been All Blacks, kids stuck in vending machines and the jaffa race in Dunedin but absolutely nothing about this poll. If it was the other way round it would be trumpeted from the sky.
Further dumbing down of our media. http://www.tewahanui.info/index.php/longstanding-critics-quit-after-changes-to-listeners-music-column/
Tweeted by Helen Kelly. Groser confirms 2 Parliament that there will be no TPPA unless it includes a clause for corporations 2 sue NZ Govt for health, education policies etc.
With one statement Parata demeans all woman in the teaching profession and insults all teachers. http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1505/S00211/another-slap-in-the-face-for-our-teachers.htm
More evidence this government doesn't care about public education. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11444004 There's a petition to sign here. http://teu.ac.nz/issues/petition-education-commodity/
This is brilliant. John Oliver on standardised testing and the evil that is Pearson's. https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=770&v=J6lyURyVz7k
Can someone look at the RSS feed please as it does not seem to be working. This message comes up when clicking on the RSS button. "The requested resource/feed/ is no longer available on this server and there is no forwarding address. Please remove all ...