Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Lucia Government thinks we are confused

The Government has launched a last-minute publicity campaign to educate parents about the new national standards, saying people are confused about the changes.
No. Not confused. I've read the standards. I also have teaching experience. That's why I'm opposed to the standards. I'm just thankful they don't affect me or my children.
Critics of the policy have called for trials in a limited number of schools before the policy goes nationwide.
A sensible idea. Test the standards. If they do what they are supposed to, then roll them out. If they don't do what they are supposed to, then scrap them. But no, this Government is hell-bent on enforcing them, most likely because if every school is affected, then it won't be so clear if the standards are causing more problems than they apparently are supposed to solve.

Just one more example of the blundering about that this National Government seems so good at.

Related Link: Govt launches education campaign on standards ~ Radio NZ

1 comment(s):

Psycho Milt said...

This should be familiar from experience with the previous govt. The experts think your new initiative is crap? Don't review your initiative to see whether the experts have a point, just bung wads of taxpayer cash at a publicity campaign, so we poor benighted ignoramuses can become aware of the govt's moral and intellectual superiority on this issue.

Watching Key's conman smirk as he introduced this succeeded in actually making me nostalgic for Helen Clark's grim-faced schoolmarm act. At least she wasn't imagining she was playing me for a sucker.

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