In his list of solutions to the PISA education situation Dave Armstrong forget to mention that teachers have to be good. After all – we are told they are a huge factor in student achievement.
Shock! Horror! Last week New Zealanders learned that our Pisa (Programme for International Student Assessment) rankings – assessing the reading, maths and science abilities of our nation’s 15-year-olds – were plummeting down the world table faster than the All Whites after a World Cup campaign.
As expected, Labour and National blamed each other. It might be sensible if we all addressed the problem together.
So in the national interest, I have devised 12 steps that might enable us to turn around our PISA rankings – in 20 years or so. Read more »