Teachers are wailing again, it’s never their fault is it?

The teacher unions are having a sook again and again issuing threats…they certainly don’t want to ever be held accountable for anything.

You never hear them commenting on the long string of registered teachers before the courts for all manner of crimes, but dare to release national standards data and the world is about to implode.

The Herald on Sunday cut/pastes press release of the Principal’s Federation.

Principals are threatening to take legal action against the Ministry of Education if controversial national standards data are used in league tables identifying individual children.

The national standards results for all state primary and intermediate schools have been published on an education ministry website, prompting warnings from educationalists that the Government is creating a “1st XV competition” in children’s reading, writing and maths scores. 

New Zealand Principals’ Federation spokesman Phil Harding said principals were concerned the ministry had released the complete 2012 national standards in electronic tables that could be used to create league tables, and had made spreadsheets publicly available this week.

There was a strong possibility privacy law would be breached, he said, especially in schools where rolls were small. If one child was identified the federation would be taking action against the ministry.

“If a school has a few children performing at a certain level that are identified by their ethnicity it’s very possible people will be able to work out who they are,” he said.

How come our teachers don’t want to be held to account and how come they think they can get away with issuing threats?

I’ll start listening to what teacher unions have to say when they start addressing the ratbag registered teachers they have in their ranks


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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.  And 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 that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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

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