The dumbing down of our school system continues

Apparently over worked teachers are plumping to have exams axed all together as wella s separate levels of NCEA. The upshot of this proposal is that it is extremely likely that a student could get through to university without ever having to sit an exam.

I agree with MacLeans College Headmaster, Byron Bentley, "It smacks of desperation"

The recommendations include;

  • giving schools the option of testing students themselves, rather than putting them through national exams;
  • turning the three-level system into a "grab-bag" of standards that students could take three years to collect;
  • updating unit standards (which students currently pass or fail) so students can pass with achieved, merit or excellence grades;
  • focusing attention on teaching and learning, rather than assessment.

This is what happens when you have a highly unionised and leftist workforce deciding on the future of our education.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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