Stephanie Mills

Sorry seems to be the hardest word for the NZEI

The mainstream media have finally caught up with the role the NZEI played in protecting child rapist Robert Burrett.

But the NZEI are still trying to avoid saying that they screwed up and could have prevented the massive damage to kids.

A teachers union has been accused of “protecting” teacher Robert Burrett before he went on to molest and rape 12 Christchurch schoolgirls, missing a chance to remove him from the profession in the early 2000s.

Pukenui School in Te Kuiti tried to get rid of Burrett, its deputy principal, in 2001 because he was drunk, dishevelled and disorganised.

But according to board chair at the time Steve Parry, the New Zealand Educational Institute (NZEI) made the process extremely difficult.

“They were quite evasive and defensive of the guy, and it frustrated us to a high level,” Parry said. “Of course a person has rights and has to be protected, but they were really trying to make things confusing and difficult, they weren’t really engaging in the problems we had.”

Burrett was able to move from school to school over a three-decade period without any alarm bells ringing about his past.   Read more »

Know your Union Scum

One of the tactics over the last few days by the NZEI has been to tell members to flood the comment sections of any online class size articles.

Many of them pretend to be “normal” people and don’t own up to their twisted backgrounds.

One of the ringleaders over at the NZEI Facebook page is a certain Dempsey Woodley. He likes to be the voice of reason – but is in fact an NZEI staffer and former Radio NZ producer.

There’s also an old friend of the Whale Army – a certain Allan Alach. This disgraced former principal used to spend all day slagging off the government while happily pocketing the taxpayer dollar. Before I exposed him.

Let’s not forget the odious Marlene Campbell and full-time and fully-paid NZEI, Greenpeace and against everything activist Stephanie Mills, who is used to posing as a parent to mislead readers.

And there’s the looney Bill Courtney, or “concerned parent” as NZEI always likes to describe him.

These people, and their sheep-like friends, have been popping up everywhere unchallenged over the last couple of weeks.

Watch out for them, and give them your regards, in future education battles.

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