Posts Tagged ‘league tables’

A schools league table that we need

Written By: - Date published: 11:09 am, September 4th, 2015 - 15 comments

The Nats have created the (spurious) data for school “league tables” so that parents can be fully informed and make choices, so they tell us. But it seems that parents don’t deserve to be fully informed about the dangerous physical health of schools. That would be just too inconvenient.

100 academics opposed to league tables

Written By: - Date published: 11:15 am, July 17th, 2012 - 154 comments

School league tables are harmful to education.  Tables based on “ropey data” are even worse.  In this open letter 100 academics speak out against league tables.

Competition, cooperation, schools

Written By: - Date published: 12:14 pm, June 27th, 2012 - 12 comments

Competition is the wrong model for education, and National’s nonsense “league tables” are going to make it worse…

Policy on the hoof

Written By: - Date published: 10:08 am, June 19th, 2012 - 26 comments

John Key wants to debate school league tables. Presumably he thinks that this will do the double whammy of getting middle class parents back on his side in the education debate, and distract from asset sales. But he’s not checked with his Minister, or the Ministry of Education, or presumably read any of the official advice about how damaging league tables would be.

Nats’ education policy

Written By: - Date published: 10:27 am, November 22nd, 2011 - 35 comments

The Nats’ education policy came out yesterday and, predictably, it’s ideologically driven nonsense that will damage children.  Worst aspects, league tables (almost universally condemned by experts and experience) and a proposal for the Nats to specify a “personality test” to select teachers.

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