After the hell given to her by nasty vindictive and self-serving teacher unionists, its nice to see that Tolley left her role as Minister of Education with one parting shot – the removal of one of the most unpleasant self servers – Hokowhitu School principal Allan Alach.
A Palmerston North school principal who came under fire for comparing education officials to “the Gestapo” appears to have left the school.
Longtime Hokowhitu School principal Allan Alach will not be present when the new term starts next year, having gone on sick leave.
And the Manawatu Standard understands from sources close to the school that he is unlikely ever to return.
This year Education Minister Anne Tolley criticised Mr Alach for “cheap politicking” after he had blogged about the Government’s controversial national standards policy.
He referred to the Education Review Office as “the Gestapo” and the Education Ministry as the “Ministry of (Mis)Education” in his online musings on the Leading and Learning blog site.
Amongst other outrages, Alach invoked the Gestapo in his description of the Education Review Office – that’s right, the infamous and hated Nazi secret police were used to describe the rather valuable work of people charged with finding out whether schools are competently teaching our children.
Look on the bright side – he’s still got his blog. Perhaps he might work on it and challenge Whaleoil for readership numbers.