Summing up nine years of education property policy

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Property can sound like a dull topic, but New Zealand’s Fifth National Government (which has been in power with the support of coalition partners for nine years) has brought property to the fore. Around the country is growing evidence of its policy commitment to ensuring all New Zealand schools conform to a ‘modern learning environment’ … Continue reading Summing up nine years of education property policy

Bernadine Oliver-Kerby: Readers are casualties of her flawed op-ed

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A couple weeks back I happened to hear an op-ed about flexible learning environments delivered on the early show on Newstalk ZB by the stand-in host for the day, Bernadine Oliver-Kirby. I was immediately struck by her ignorance and lack of knowledge. Ignorance of the work of teachers; and lack of knowledge of a subject on … Continue reading Bernadine Oliver-Kerby: Readers are casualties of her flawed op-ed

School funding – An issue of social justice

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Last week, a somewhat surprising announcement suggested the current method whereby New Zealand state schools are funded is in for a major overhaul. This system has revolved around the concept of ‘decile funding’. Effectively, based on certain socio-economic measures (such as employment status of parents, number of people living in a household, and real estate […]

University in 2016?

Posted by & filed under Education policy, global auction, learning is not earning, mosomelt, neoliberal education policy, occupation outlook.

This is the title of a recent newspaper article that is more of a promo or advertorial on behalf of the university system in New Zealand. The article was well-timed to coincide with the publication of the results of the 2015 National Certificate in Educational Achievement – better known in these parts as NCEA. The article […]