Posts Tagged ‘class size’

National’s Standards

Written By: - Date published: 2:59 pm, December 13th, 2017 - 74 comments

It’s great to see Chris Hipkins abolishing ‘National Standards’ as a matter of priority. This policy was nothing but an unfortunate bit of populism from the previous government, and a Prime Minister in John Key who specialised in band-aid solutions to problems that required stitches. While it may have made some people feel better that it […]

More charter school hypocrisy

Written By: - Date published: 7:03 am, October 9th, 2015 - 21 comments

Turns out the Education Minister overrode Ministry advice to protect National’s pet charter schools from being evaluated on their actual outcomes. Plus a bonus side order of hypocrisy on class sizes.

What price an apology?

Written By: - Date published: 8:45 am, June 12th, 2012 - 23 comments

Parents and teachers are calling for Key to apologise over the stress and anxiety that Key’s government has caused them over the last 2 weeks. Want to guess how Key handled it?

While I have your attention class…

Written By: - Date published: 11:25 am, June 8th, 2012 - 6 comments

While the public’s attention is focused on educational issues, use the platform to press for change on the Nats other damaging educational initiatives, national standards and charter schools.

Schadenfreude

Written By: - Date published: 9:37 am, June 8th, 2012 - 38 comments

The hysterical right are pretty pissed that the Nats have backed down on class sizes. Let them rant all they like – the Nats can’t afford to listen.

Class sizes vox pop

Written By: - Date published: 12:08 pm, June 7th, 2012 - 14 comments

Public opinion is massively opposed to cutting teachers. When 50,000 people marched down Queen St the Nats dropped plans to mine conservation land. Time for another show of people power.

Coward

Written By: - Date published: 8:44 am, June 6th, 2012 - 79 comments

Hekia Parata has refused to front up to education groups against her bigger class sizes.

Class sizes: show National you care

Written By: - Date published: 1:39 pm, June 5th, 2012 - 23 comments

Here’s a petition against Hekia Parata’s class size increases. Show the government what a big mistake they’ve made. If Federated Farmers can spread it, so can you…

Class size backdown

Written By: - Date published: 9:07 am, May 29th, 2012 - 32 comments

Is the government coming to its senses on the matter of reducing class sizes? That would be a rare pleasure indeed…

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