Why doesn’t National have a summer school?

This weekend is Labour’s summer school where they probably indoctrinate impressionable young people that the warped left wing world view actually can work. Somewhere. At some point in the future. They probably also teach how to bugger drunks draped over swiss balls and get away with it too, but that is probably not mentioned much in public.

Fair play to Labour. They had their worst result since 1928 last year, have a party broke and that selects useless, nasty and damaging candidates on the list ahead of good ones like Stuart Nash and Kelvin Davis, but they still run a summer school.

Why National doesn’t run a summer school is a total mystery, much like the rest of Peter Goodfellow’s tenure as President. He seemed to think it was a party time sinecure, not a full time job. It is hard to think of a single successful initiative within National that can be attributed to Peter’s leadership.

Nope, I thought about it, there isn’t a single one. The accolades for the election strategy and success can be rightly awarded to Steven Joyce and Jo de Joux. John Key can take credit for keeping everything under control with his MPs and remaining personally popular which papered over the yawning chasms in the party machine. Even fundraising was largely conducted by people other than the President, though he is busy trying claim credit for that in between going to war with bloggers who are actually on the same team.

In point of fact the only news that featured Peter Goodfellow was bad news. Compare that with Judy Kirk, who worked tirelessly in the background picking up cheques and putting in place initiatives like the Candidates College . Unfortunately most of Judy’s legacy has been squandered by an indolent president.

So a big credit to Labour, that despite all the hurdles that they face, they are focussing on training and the future by having a Summer School.

 


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  • Pete George

    I wonder if they have a workshop on blogging.

    Clare Curran did some thinking, then did the almost inevitable.

  • James Gray

    Because basic common sense and financial responsibility should really, really, be taught in regular school?

  • Kosh103

    National doesnt belive in education. Thats why.

    • Fuck you are a moron.

      • Fozzie61

        mmm Kosh103 it seems the proof is in the reply ……

      • Kosh103

        My my the truth hurts does it?

      • Angry Croc

        Where did you find him Whale? I thought that most of the asylums where closed down.

    • Dion

      Shouldn’t you be preparing lessons or something?

    • Thorn

      Kosh, by year 8 your students will be so glad to escape your silliness and your LMOA – ‘let me ogle adolescents’ fixation.

    • believe….not “belive”, what ever that means, tool.

      • Anonymous

        and that was coming from a teacher!

      • Kosh103

        The only ‘tool’ here is you. A tool of the National party.

      • Anonymous

        kosh, for a teacher you really are as thick as a sack of flour, you can’t even punctuate properly.

        “tool” not ‘tool’. That’s what you do when quoting someone.
        Given your poor grammatical ability I can’t help but think you’re not really much more than an early childhood teacher because anyone of primary or high school age would have better comprehension than what you’re showing, so it’s highly unlikely you’re teaching any of them.

        And before you give me the usual standard lame kosh103 responses, for fucks sake, proof read it first. You’re meant to be a teacher after all.

      • Angry Croc

        Not a teacher of English obviously.

      • I prefer to describe him as dumber than a sack of hammers.

      • Kosh103

        Oh trav, silly silly thing assuming I was quoting WO. I know it is a strange concept for any on the right, but perhaps you should do some fact checking before opening your poorly informed mouth.

    • National absolutely believes in education. National doesn’t believe the education system exists to serve teachers – they want to make it serve pupils, Kosh. 

      At any rate, a Summer School would be excellent for National. I’d go. 

      • Kosh103

        No they do not. National wants to drag kiwi kids back into the 1800s. They think all kids learn the same way and at the same speed. They only want litttle carbon copies who can pass a test and not think.

        National do no believe in education in any way shape or form that is of any use to anyone in the 21st century.

      • James Gray

        Indeed, educating a child can be a very subjective thing

        But simply giving people money with a vague request does not work, you need effective measurements to actually see the results Otherwise you will end up with substandard results, as humans have a tendancy to do as little work as possible to achieve the same result for themselves.

        An education system is good. An education system with effective measurements to gauge the results is better. An education system that pursues subjective results, but is guided by the invisible hand of the market, is best.

      • Kosh103

        Given where NZ ranks in in the world, we are doing VERY well. Still room for improvement, however no where near the panic filled lies National spin.

      • Super Guest

        First step in improving kids’ education is probably firing Kosh. Best to expunge all the paranoid tinfoil hat wearers from out system.

      • Gazzaw

        “National do not believe in education in any shape or form………………..”

        Is that the bullshit you get indoctrinated with at your last TRCC course kosh?

        Ask the employers and university authorities about the current standards of school leavers.   

      • Kosh103

        Awwww cute, super guest and gaz think they know anything about education. So cute.

  • Dr Wang

    Is it true – that Dirty Dazza’s back to run a workshop on Swiss-balling?

  • Anon

    The Norwegian Labour Party has/had an annual youth endoctrination school !
    Look how many got killed by a madman who did not like Socialists !

    • Thorn

      Most people who dislike socialists are sane.

  • Its da truth

    National doesn’t have a summer school because they’re off sitting on the beach in Hawaii (or elsewhere), sipping cocktails with their $30,000 security staff, laughing about how gullible Kiwis are.  P.S.  Taking the piss out of a small typo like’ belive’ shows how uptight you are, blubber.

    • Super Guest

      Fuck off. And it’s ‘believe’, you peasant.

      • Its da truth

        That’s why it’s in inverted commas to indicate it was the spelling the original posting had. Who’s the peasant now, Super Git????????? 

    • Gazzaw

      I guess Hulun & Mrs Davis felt just the same perched on the top of Mt Kilimanjaro or some unheard of Andean peak. Just themselves and a handy cameraman that just happened to tag along with them. Unlike you though I didn’t resent her being there on vacation, she no doubt needed the break.

  • jay cee

    national don’t need a summer school because they think they know all the answers.

    • Anonymous

      National doesn’t* looks like you need a summer school too, jay cee.

    • Thorn

      The answers are clear – it requires a resolve in National to have the balls to do the right thing to ensure NZ stays in the OECD. You may not like the answers however, being the burden you appear to be.

  • Angry Croc

    Why are lefties illiterate?

    • Super Guest

      Because they can’t tax intelligence off the rich.

    • Anonymous

      You don’t need any comprehension skills to blog on Red Alert or The Standard, you just need to know how to ban everyone that opposes your opinion, and label anyone that asks a curly question as a “troll”.

  • Steve (North Shore)

    National don’t need a Summer School because National do not brainwash people.
    Liarbore have to corrupt the young minds to get votes, they failed last Election

    • Steve (North Shore)

      Perfect example of brainwashing is Kosh103

      • Kosh103

        LMAO – thats rich coming from ANYONE on the right given the number of lies National have told and you lot have swallowed.

      • Steve and Monique

        Maybe the ‘washing’ part

      • Anonymous

        There he goes with the “LMAO” nonsense again. Somebody educate this cretin. It’s like reading a text message from a 13 year old girl.

      • Kosh103

        Poor trav, so out of touch with todays world.

    • EX Navy Greg

      Kosh, I have a serious suggestion.

      As you are “on the inside” with education, I would genuinely like to hear your opinion on how to improve the outcome for students that even you have said is not perfect.
      Write a “guest post” on what you would do to improve results, backed up by facts and research documents, ( not just focus group findings commissioned by the labour party) And make it idiot proof so anyone can understand it . I will be showing what you write to my 15 year old daughter, if she can understand, and agrees with what you say , you pass.
      I firmly believe there is a shitload of good teachers out there that have the answers,that are being held back by fucked up unions and people up and down the country in important places that don’t know their arsehole from their elbow. These top end teachers are the only thing keeping NZ education in the top 10 in the world, and are being held back, and children are failing because of the teachers at the other end of the scale.

      Put up or shut up Kosh, If you can do it, you may change a lot of opinions here.
      Regards Greg

      • Kosh103

        You do understand that while I can do what you have asked, to give you 100% what you want would take months, locating all the data, finding all the supporting papers, writing it, proof reading, editing, referencing etc… And I aint doing that for a right wing nut job blog.

        The simple answer is, correct funding, get the Beehive out of Education, deal with the REAL problems (which are at home, not school), listen to the experts not the self appointed ones, understand that kids all have differnt levels of ability and not all are going to be outstanding, have paths for the non academic ones to take.

      • Kosh103
  • Its da truth

    What a bunch of spelling and punctuation Nazis we have here. If someone making a typo makes you so fucking happy you must be the biggest bunch of sad pricks in NZ.  Claiming that being able to spell equals intelligence just shows how unfamiliar some of you are with that elusive quality.

    • Gazzaw

      You haven’t done too badly IDT. 10/10 for spelling, 9/10 for grammar & 10/10 for sarcasm.
      You can stick around.

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