The seeming absence of ideological insanity within the ranks of teachers in our now doomed ‘charter school experiment’ is palpable.
In an article published in February 2018 by the Education Review, Alwyn Poole, speaking from Villa Trust, was noticeably measured in his response to one particular question regarding union opposition to the model.
“There will always be some who are genuinely ideologically opposed – and we just have to live with that. At the end of the day, we are focused on keeping our head down and doing a great job.”
“We’re not advocates of the model.”
Sounds to me like Alwyn is a pretty good example of someone who actually really possesses a passion for teaching and doesn’t get hung up on political manoeuvring or patch protection. Reading between the lines I get the idea that he’s not an advocate of the model so much but rather an advocate for the kids.
Nevertheless, the great purge will commence according to Hitman Hipkins in a letter of his written on the 8th of February, 2018.
The Bill also ends the previous government’s failed national standards and charter schools experiments.
Failed charter schools experiment Chris? Really? Are you that much of an utter twit?
So, in conclusion, this current Government sees diversity of teaching methods and approaches towards engaging with some of our most at-risk youth as basically something to be sacrificed upon the altar of appeasing a bunch of dyed in the wool socialists, whose only real ability to get by in life has been as teachers in state-owned schools, teaching state regulated content, in accordance with state-regulated wishes. But I guess as long as they feel in control and not threatened in any way then that’s the most important thing and to hell with our emerging youth.
I can remember as a young man growing up some really great teachers who instilled in me a growing sense of confidence in myself and were actually interested in my future development. These teachers were, unfortunately, the exception to the rule as a majority were just doing it because they had no real vision to do anything else and thought it would be an easy way to make a living.
Absent of the passion required for this role led to inner resentment which would occasionally spill out into the classroom, after which we all as students would look at each other and wonder “what the bloody hell just happened?”
The utter betrayal of this Government towards some of our nation’s most vulnerable kids is completely unforgivable.
The idea of putting everyone into a box and expecting students to thrive is completely and utterly ridiculous.
We hear this Government go on and on and on about ‘diversity’ and ‘conversations’ to be had while in the same breath they busily undercut a great many schools whose only real crime has been that they pose a perceived threat to the monopoly of power held by a bunch of unimaginative and mean-spirited losers.
**You can listen to Alwyn Poole being interviewed by Larry Williams on Newstalk ZB here
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