Readers might remember a school called Dalefield School because its principal Kevin Jephson has featured in posts on the blog about National Standards. He was a very vocal opponent of them.
Regular readers will be aware of a nasty little Wairarapa principal called Kevin Jephson.
His style is to slag off the Government, National Standards and Anne Tolley to his local papers – which dutifully print every word, without wondering why he would be so critical.
Well, now we know.
Yet again, brave, plucky little Kevin is getting in the first blow against the big bad Government by going public with his school’s National Standards results – apparently instead of him and his teachers being responsible for poor standards at his school it is the government’s fault because they measured him and found him wanting.
But this usual smokescreen won’t hide the tragic facts for kids and parents at his school.
These results are shocking. That’s why the MoE wants to give them help.