Two impertinent questions for PPTA union apparatchik Tom Haig

Happy school children whose school was not closed by the Labour-led coalition government because it is a teacher union-backed state school

A recent article by Alwyn Poole on Stuff made the following points:

  • Statistically, New Zealand has one of the most racist education systems in the OECD.
  • Equality of opportunity, regardless of ethnicity or wealth, should be the foundation stone of our education system.
  • The key qualification to bring about change is University Entrance.
  • Only 19% of Māori school leavers and 22% of Pasifika students achieved University Entrance.

The article then went on to propose ten solutions.

The response from the PPTA through Tom Haig’s Twitter account to Alwyn Poole’s article was that teachers cannot make a difference due to socio-economics, and the cause of educational inequality is “colonialism” (i.e. it was the fault of James Cook).

Alwyn Poole has responded to the attack by saying that Haig’s response poses two questions:

  1.  If teachers are so ineffective, why are they asking for a pay rise (or to be paid above a baby sitter’s rate or at all)?
  2.  Why is Tom still in the country?

 


Do you want:

  • Ad-free access?
  • Access to our very popular daily crossword?
  • Access to daily sudoku?
  • Access to Incite Politics magazine articles?
  • Access to podcasts?
  • Access to political polls?

Our subscribers’ financial support is the reason why we have been able to offer our latest service; Audio blogs. 

Click Here  to support us and watch the number of services grow.

If you agree with me that’s nice, but what I really want to achieve is to make you question the status quo, look between the lines and do your own research. Do not be a passive observer in this game we call life.

You can follow me on Gab.ai 

To read my previous articles click on my name in blue.

33%