Snowflakes turning our kids into snowflakes

We’ve all been asking why the NZ Warriors are as effective as an ashtray on a motorbike.

Many would have been surprised last Saturday to read an Auckland intermediate school had made pupils send a written apology to visiting members of the Warriors rugby league club for questioning the players about their dismal season.

Blockhouse Bay Intermediate considered the questions “disrespectful” to guests.

But if the school’s attitude to pertinent questions of others is bad enough, its attitude to criticism of itself is no better.

The apology the boys had to give the Warriors was naturally the subject of criticism on social media this week, some of it from parents of pupils at the school.

Today we report the chairman of the school’s board of trustees has written to all parents warning them those who criticise the school’s decisions in this way will no longer be welcome inside its gates.

That is extraordinary.

It is to be hoped not many school leaders are as thin skinned as these ones.

Criticism is something all pupils should be learning how to express, even to guests, and they should be learning how to receive it.

When they see their parents made unwelcome at the school for criticising it, they are being given exactly the wrong lesson.

Trust drunks and children to speak the truth.

And then we have snowflake teachers trying to pretend that this is all about bad manners, instead of an honest, direct question that the Warriors have had levelled at them from their own fans, media and management for some time.

Writing a letter of apology?   That just sends the wrong message.

– NZ Herald


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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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