Posts Tagged ‘Chopper Tolley’

Chopper chops science education

Written By: - Date published: 1:30 pm, October 22nd, 2009 - 23 comments

National’s Anne Tolley, our education minister who thought that taking a ‘helicopter view’ of something meant taking a ride in a chopper, is cutting education resources so we can have an additional measure of how well kids are learning. $10 million is being taken out of extra support for Science, PE, and art teaching in […]

Education cuts don’t heal

Written By: - Date published: 7:23 am, October 3rd, 2009 - 26 comments

Remember “Education cuts don’t heal”?  That was the rallying cry during the last National government.  Looks like we might be needing it again this time round.  National’s 2009 budget was a very mixed bag for education, but it turns out that it only narrowly avoided being worse – much worse.  Seeking to save $50m in […]

Chopper’s vice

Written By: - Date published: 3:57 pm, April 11th, 2009 - 6 comments

Trevor Mallard reminded us in comments of another story that illustrates Anne “Chopper” Tolley’s great intellect. Soon after she became minister, Tolley had a meeting with the Vice-Chancellors of various universities. She turned to her staff and asked something along the lines of ‘how come I’m only meeting with the vice-chancellors? I’m the minister, I […]

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