Of course you can’t totally blame school students uninterested in being indoctrinated in this government’s neo-Marxism.
Today’s attendance announcement is an underwhelming response from a Government that has presided over a shameful deterioration in school attendance over half a decade, National’s Education spokesperson Erica Stanford says.
“Today’s announcement shows that Labour has been asleep at the wheel for the past five years while attendance rates have plummeted.
“Under Chris Hipkins’ watch as Minister for Education, regular school attendance fell from 63 per cent in 2017 to just 39 per cent in Term 2 last year, a decline which started well before COVID-19.
“Instead of focusing on improving attendance rates, Mr Hipkins hired an additional 1,500 head office staff at the Ministry of Education. Only now, after five years of decline and under a mountain of political pressure, Labour has found the resources for 82 attendance officers scattered across the country.
“This means that each officer will have to cover 31 schools each – and 10,000 students.
“Today’s announcement is a desperate attempt by Labour’s spin doctors to avoid a bad headline alongside the release of Term 3 attendance data, which shows less than half of kids attended school regularly in Term 3 of last year.
“This morning on Newshub’s AM, the new Minister of Education Jan Tinetti said that releasing the Term 3 data just before Christmas would have appeared cynical.
“What’s even more cynical is holding that critical data for two months so that it can be released alongside an announcement. We need attendance data in real-time – not six months late.
“National would hold ourselves, schools and parents accountable for ensuring that kids are regularly in school, including setting clear expectations for schools and parents that kids not going to school is no longer an option.
“As a start, National would ensure that the Ministry of Education publishes better data in real-time and that every school’s data is published online every term.
“Attendance is a complex problem that needs smart, individualised solutions. We will shift resources from back-office bureaucrats in Wellington to the frontline, so schools have the support they need to give every child the opportunity to benefit from a world-class education.”
H bomb said:
The education system, it destroys the real individuality.
They want to breed their so called robot individuals, who then think they are individuals by being part of some belief system(religions, governments institutions and projected false science etc etc) but really just robots.
THE PROBLEM THAT confronts most of us is whether the individual is merely the instrument of society or the end of society. Are you and I as individuals to be used, directed, educated, controlled, shaped to a certain pattern by society and government; or does society, the State, exist for the individual? Is the individual the end of society; or is he merely a puppet to be taught, exploited, butchered as an instrument of war? That is the problem that is confronting most of us. That is the problem of the world; whether the individual is a mere instrument of society, a plaything of influences to be moulded; or whether society exists for the individual…..
In order to understand the nature of disintegrating society is it not important to inquire whether you and I, the individual, can be creative? We can see that when there is imitation there must be disintegration; when there is authority there must be copying. And since our whole mental, psychological make-up is based on authority, there must be freedom from authority, to be creative. Have you not noticed that in moments of creativeness, those rather happy moments of vital interest, there is no sense of repetition, no sense of copying? Such moments are always new, fresh, creative, happy. So we see that one of the fundamental causes of the disintegration of society is copying, which is the worship of authority.
O dear we certainly do not have a world class education system. we used to about 60 years ago but not now . Have you actually noticed the appalling results of our literacy and numeracy standards this century ,Tinetti?
What we have is the product of social engineering and hopeless and failing teaching methods. Bright children find school un challenging because they don’t learn anything academic and failing and struggling learners are miserable through not being competently taught the basics.