I have been leaked emails showing the co-ordination and organisation internally of the so called Board of Trustees revolt. What is apparent is that this isn’t an action being orchestrated by Boards, it is instead being run by the NZEI and the unionised principals. The Boards seem not to have been informed let alone the parents of the schools named in the revolt.
Here are two emails from Perry Rush, Prinicpal of Island Bay School. The first email makes it clear that Board Chairs may well have not been fully informed, or informed at all about the pending action.
The second shows how they are continuing to agitate. You can see from the times of email that this is being done from Education Ministry provided resources. Instead of running his school he is organising a revolt against an elected government’s policy.
The second email shows just how shallow their arguments are and also why teachers such as Perry Rush are scared of national standards when they themselves can hardly spell simple words like “next”.
Feedback I am getting from parents is that they weren’t consulted and they feel bullied by the NZEI and Principals who are engaging in political action againstÂ policyÂ that the government was specifically elected to introduce.
The Principals involved in this would be better off trying to get their schools running properly rather than organising union action against government policy.
As we have seen with The Hobbit, unions will stop at nothing and tell as many lies as they can get away with in order to push their, and Labour’s agenda.
One wonders how closely Perry Rush has been consulting with Trevor Mallard over all this.