Only Teachers would be angered by excellence

The teachers unions are cutting up rough again, this time because the government is seeking the recruitment of “high calibre” teachers:

Ian Leckie, the president of education sector union NZEI, said Mrs Tolley was insulting teachers by suggesting quality was not already the key factor in appointments.

“It’s degrading to suggest that there are a whole lot of teachers out there who shouldn’t be there,” Mr Leckie said.

“There has never been a notion of ‘any person will do’, and in fact entry criteria into the profession is well established and well fed by the New Zealand Teachers Council.

“There are checks and balances in place to in fact ensure quality rather than just set numbers.”

Remember this is the same guy who was front and centre in opposing National Standards. We know that his claims now are crocodile tears. The teachers unions have no interest in quality, they are there to preserve the domain on inadequacy and mediocrity.

It is high time that the state sector unions were bashed into submission.

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