Pat Newman has featured on the blog previously. He is a ratbag Labour flunky and teacher union apologist.
He is quoted in the Northland Age today regarding the still current registration of convicted pedophile James Parker.
The president of Te Tai Tokerau Principals’ Association is defending the Teachers Council for not striking jailed paedophile James Parker from the register, saying not acting was the “sensible and safe way out”.
Hmmm defending the Teachers Council and speaking on behalf of all Northland Principal at the same time.
Te Tai Tokerau Principals’ Association president Pat Newman said he was “spitting sparks” over the backlash to revelations the convicted paedophile had not been removed.
“James Parker has been in a jail cell since the day he was arrested. It is bloody impossible to teach children in a jail cell,” Mr Newman said.
For the Teachers Council to remove him from the register there had to be a disciplinary hearing, for which they would have to interview children and witnesses, Mr Newman explained. Read more »