Nothing less than a scandal

A couple of days ago I outed a principal who was spreading NZEI poison to parents and kids through a school newsletter.

As you would imagine, parents have been contacting me saying it is outrageous that militant unionists – happy to take the taxpayer dollar – are stooping to this level.

Well, it just got worse.

I can now reveal that left-wing and Labour principals are spending their working school days – when they are being paid to teach kids – using school time and resources to stir up hatred, slag the government, and promote Labour and the unions on Facebook.

Of course, they are so stupid that they think they are invisible. Well, their lies and bile are there for all to see and it makes grim reading for parents, who will be assuming that these muppets are teaching their kids, as they are employed to do.

All the usual suspects are there. Marlene “Hitler” Campbell, Frances Nelson (ex-president of NZEI) and Sue Moroney.

One of the worst offenders is Northland bully principal Pat Newman. Oh – and by chance he is also a Labour candidate in the election. So is it appropriate for him to be using school time and resources to promote himself, Labour and plot to break the law?

The main poster is the principal of Hokowhitu School in Palmerston North, Allan Alach. He seems to have lots of time on his hands during the school day, to try and rally his comrades rather than teach kids at his school how to read, write and do maths.

If this nasty lot had any decency they would resign. And let’s not forget that taxpayers are giving them an extra $2000 dollars a year to implement national standards. As I said, give us back our money or get back to work.

Any journalist worth their salt would be calling the boards of trustees of all the principals involved and asking how much taxpayer time and money is being wasted on this, and is it appropriate for the principal to be using the school resources to make a political protest.

Remember – these guys want to hide information from journalists and parents because they don’t want crap schools and teachers identified.

These dinosaurs from a long-gone era of teacher unionism have lost the battle and will continue to lose.


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  • Eric

    I agree. The absolute hide of these people. Most employees have an ethical choice: do what the employer wants, or leave the job. Not this lot. Most corporate workplaces control the use of Social Media such as Facebook when working for obvious reasons. Criticizing your employer in public usually ends in tears for most employees but of course teachers aren’t employees are they. No they are ‘professionals’. Of course it’s no surprise to see where that Alach character got his BA, yes you guessed it, the home of the white widow Margaret Wilson… the U of Waikato!

    • Miss

      Principals and teachers are not technically employed by the MOE or the Minister of Education. Yeah, they pay the bills, but BOARDS OF TRUSTEES are the actual employer of principals and teachers, and I don’t see any principals or teachers slagging off their BOTs.
      Infact, schools that have opposed National Standards have done so because the members of the BOTs of those schools have done the research into National Standards themselves and seen they are a farce and will not benefit their childrens’ education. These BOTs have consulted their communities and received their backing.
      The Education Act that began BOTs as part of Tomorrows Schools clearly states that a BOT is allowed to make these sorts of decisions for their school with consultation with their communities. The MOE is breaking the law in taking their bullying line towards them, and if they put in statutory managers, this can be successfully challenged in court – but why should schools be put in this position when it means taking money that should be for teaching kids.

  • Rosa

    i couldnt give a stuff if some time is spend on Facebook BUT as a manager i’m interested in the value they add to the bottom line…in this case the skills and knowledge gained or not by students…just what National Standards will tell parents etc. need i say more…

  • thor42

    If Tolley has any clues at all, she will investigate this, and these people will be down the road with a boot up their backside. Is it any wonder that 20% of children in this country can’t read when their teachers are actually stirring instead of teaching?

    • Miss

      Tolley has no idea what she is talking about. She never gives a straight answer, and couldn’t lie straight in bed. She wouldn’t know a quality public education system if she tripped over it…. that’s ’cause she is busy effing ours up.
      Instead of effing ours up with stupid, half-baked and failed ideas from the UK, USA and Australia, all education systems behind NZ in the world stats of education, she should be looking to Finland, which is ahead of us. If they are ahead of us, surely they are doing something better than us, just as NZ is doing something better than those behind us.
      Tolley should butt out and leave education to the people who actually know what they are talking about.

      • The NZEI will be proud of you Miss

        And parents will read your rant, and every negative stereotype they have about union-toadie teachers, and the NZEI’s hatred on Anne Tolley will be confirmed.

  • Johnkarlov

    It just happens that NZ teachers manage to turn out the second highest achieving kids at end of compulsory schooling in the Anglosphere (just behind Canada). So I doubt that many of them are not earning their wages.

  • Miss

    Dear Whale Oil, come into a classroom and spend some time with kids and teachers and learn why teachers get pissed off with people who have no educational backround (since they left school or university or tech) telling teachers how they should teach and what they should teach.
    I don’t see why we should be adopting policies that are failing in other countries and when those countries are behind us in the stats of world wide assessment. We should be looking to those ahead of us (like Finland) to move our education system from great to excellent.
    Politicians and right wing gits like you should shut up and let those who have researched and trialled the best that education has to offer improve the school system instead of turning our education system into a machine that trains brain dead, non-problem solving citizens.
    But then again, the right wing doesn’t like it when the masses have free thinking brains.

    • middleagedwhiteguy


      This Government is not telling teachers what to teach or how to teach. They never have. National Standards is not about the cirriculum, but about how the results of education are reported to those who have arguably the higest vested interest in that outcome, notably the parents of the student.

      Do you understand this basic concept?