The NZEI is agitating again, using children to push their agenda.
That is the tweet the NZEI is pushing.
Let’ start with the content. I really can’t believe that what the NZEI is claiming is that this was provided to them by a concerned mother. How do we know that the mother doesn’t work for the NZEI, the Labour party or an affiliated group of some sort. It is politically loaded and there is no way a 10-year-old and 8-year-old and a 6-year-old could construct a letter like that without parental guidance. So this is the letter of an activist mother.
Secondly, they rave about going to school because of their “great teachers”. Those teachers wouldn’t change if the way they are paid changes, so they’d still be “great teachers”. But here’s the thing…this is being pushed by a teachers union to show that there are great teachers…yet the letter is full of grammatical and spelling mistakes, so the teaching isn’t that flash. Let’s mark it.
How a teacher is paid, or indeed a school will not lead to job losses. There is no way 6,8, and 10-year-old kids present letters like this at school unless told what to say and write by a politically motivated unionised teacher or parent.
Plus it is demonstrably misleading, indeed false in its assertions.
If this is the standard by which the NZEI and parents think is acceptable from “great teachers” then whatever Hekia Parata has planned isn’t going far enough.
Union and the left, in general, think nothing of politicising children to push their agendas.
Perhaps it is time for the government to allow charter schools to take over the running of state schools in their area where they fall way behind the results of the nearest charter school.
UPDATED – We’ve identified who the mother is. She’s an activist and politically motivated.
This is from her Facebook page. It is publicly available. I have edited it because the silly woman using her kids to push an agenda has left the address and the kid’s names on it.
She also makes this statement.
And is pushing Labour party propaganda:
So the portrayal by the union of “just a mum” concerned at funding proposals is actually a lie. She is a political activist, pimping Labour propaganda, well used to using her own kids to push the agenda.