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Brave whistleblower in Ministry of Education

Written By: - Date published: 1:54 pm, November 9th, 2010 - 69 comments

An education blog reports a revolt in the Ministry of Education, with a senior official in the Auckland region refusing to bully schools over national standards.  That is well and bravely done.  So much easier to keep your head down and “just follow orders”.  But these orders are very very wrong.

I’ve had enough and I want my share

Written By: - Date published: 11:47 am, October 24th, 2010 - 7 comments

The Secretary for Education Karen Sewell has just had a minimum pay rise of $30,000p.a. Ironically the same 4% that teachers are after. Here is some maths for Mrs Sewell. Her 4% is 30,000 dollars. 4% of a teachers salary of around $65k is $2,600 dollars.

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