Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Bring on Cambridge High all over again.



Nothing to fear ? I believe articles like this will bring about massive distrust, hatred, and divisiveness in education. Add to that the schools that end up with the wealthier parents, the gap between "have" and "have not". AND those tossers out there who actually want their schools to top these results and who believe in nationals standards, the liers, the result fudgers, the over inflaters, the schools who wouldn't know moderating from guess work, the teacher who hides can now hide behind judgements and false results- IT'S ALL ON. I've met em, it's happening, prepare yourselves for the bagging of each other to begin. The rat race has begun in earnest.

5 comments:

Allan Alach said...

I agree with you 100% Luke. The tragedy in this clipping is seeing how the principal has bought into all this garbage, especially when the guts of the article highlights the real reasons, that of the socio-economic background of the kids.

Sadly there are educators in NZ who fall for this standards crap, let alone ignorant politicians and media with their own non-educational agendas.

Darren Sudlow said...

Educators in our country must not let this happen. It is imperative that we stand up for what we believe in. My son is six and I have another coming through and this is not what I want for them.

I at least have the knowledge that there are many that will fight tooth and nail against this, but it seems as though some are giving up the fight.

Podgorani said...

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Julien said...

Yes I want it - the 1GB for $9.99 that is but not the other. It is not just the school talking this up but the media too AND then stating what we all knew since Adam was a cowboy that privileged kids do better - sur...prise... Hey I might be allright Jack

Ana said...

I was home sick yesterday - watching Good Morning and they were debating National Standards with a parents committee - there is so much misinformation out there... one parent said national standards were fantastic because it meant that all children were being assessed using the same tool - that finally schools were having to use standardised testing and results would be comparable across schools - that it wouldn't just be a teacher judgment... Of course - that's exactly what it is and I agree and worry that teaching to the test and "pumping up" the OTJ will become necessary tools to "being successful"... I'm sorry, but who the hell is informing people about what these really are? Do all of us, as educators, even know???