Posts Tagged ‘Lesley Longstone’

$425,000 for scapegoat

Written By: - Date published: 5:51 pm, March 5th, 2013 - 18 comments

That’s how much we’re paying for Lesley Longstone‘s being forced to resign on 19 December last year, hidden in the Christmas rush. At the time Hekia couldn’t comment because she was going on holiday, was on holiday, was just back from holiday, was busy with Christchurch f%#k-ups, was busy with Novopay f%#k-ups… now she can’t […]

Longstone resignation

Written By: - Date published: 12:18 pm, December 19th, 2012 - 56 comments

Can’t say that I blame Longstone for bailing, she was working for a Minister who is clearly well out of her depth.  Another fail for Hekia Parata,  she’s the one that should be going.

 

A lesson for the Secretary of Education

Written By: - Date published: 11:27 am, November 2nd, 2012 - 50 comments

Buried in Audrey Young’s puff piece on Secretary of Education Lesley Longstone is an interesting insight into Longstone’s thinking on poverty and education. Longstone tries to downplay the link. Ignorance, or overt right-wing agenda?

World class education

Written By: - Date published: 10:41 am, October 31st, 2012 - 34 comments

The Secretary for Education has drawn the wrong conclusions from data on educational performance, and a bunch of commentators (including a particularly egregious anonymous editorial in The Herald) have been quick to follow. We certainly have a world class education system. The fact that not every child can take advantage of it is our real failing and our shame.

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