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  • James Scape
    pledged support 2019-07-30 20:41:03 +1200
    They should be teaching coding and programming from year one. Thoughts on that?
  • Olivia Newman
    pledged support 2019-05-27 22:16:11 +1200
  • Albert Aitken
    pledged support 2019-02-25 20:56:12 +1300
  • Jeremy Gamble
    pledged support 2018-10-30 23:14:33 +1300
    I am disgusted and imbarrassed with our countries education system. We under value our well educated teachers and undermine them through constant reviews of their activities and restricting their methods to narrow national practises. our teachers need to be empowered not hamstrung. our children need the encouragement to learn however suits them as individuals and progress needs to me measured relative to their current ability in relation to national standards, not where we believe they should be according to their age. Accomplishments need to be celebrated while failures embraced and learned from.
  • Luka Wolfgram
    pledged support 2017-12-21 12:23:21 +1300
    However, how can we train teachers better so they have the ability to connect with students and deal with high needs students?
  • Beth Williams
    pledged support 2017-11-01 16:28:52 +1300
  • max rogers
    pledged support 2017-09-18 15:53:49 +1200
  • max rogers
    pledged support 2017-09-18 15:53:48 +1200
  • Seini Hopoi
    pledged support 2017-09-11 22:50:48 +1200
  • Mandy Thomas
    pledged support 2017-09-11 15:19:24 +1200
    I was a teacher before national standards came in. I trained ECE then became a new entrant team teacher. National standards resulted in a lot more testing and comparing and a pressure to focus on reading writing and maths. It broke my heart. I left. The children, parents and teachers were always under pressure the learn learn learn. Play and discovery were pushed to the side. Teachers were all exhausted and disheartened.

    NZ need to learn to trust teachers and allow education to head towards best practise based on evidence and research. Education needs to STOP being a political football.
  • Myles Rainford
    pledged support 2017-09-11 06:31:39 +1200
  • Down J
    pledged support 2017-09-08 09:48:56 +1200
  • Kiri Winiata
    pledged support 2017-09-03 21:33:42 +1200
  • Tamar Bar Cushing
    pledged support 2017-09-02 13:12:29 +1200
  • clay bryant
    pledged support 2017-09-02 09:43:40 +1200
  • Raewyn Watt
    pledged support 2017-09-01 08:46:20 +1200
  • Rangi Bensley
    pledged support 2017-08-21 17:59:01 +1200
  • June Bartlett
    pledged support 2017-08-19 13:57:34 +1200
  • Skalk Van Der Merwe
    @kardon6 tweeted link to this page. 2017-08-18 10:56:23 +1200
  • Skalk Van Der Merwe
    pledged support 2017-08-18 10:55:57 +1200
    Educations is so import, we should invest more in our future generations.
  • Juvenka Earthson
    pledged support 2017-08-17 12:40:31 +1200
    i definitely agree that schools are spending WAY to much time testing our abilities, when they should be teaching us harder more challenging work. I'm Y9 (Form 3) and i find year 11 work easy, KIDS AREN'T STUPID.
  • Jana Fernando
    pledged support 2017-08-14 17:45:28 +1200
  • Tamsin Harrington
    pledged support 2017-08-14 14:41:46 +1200
    I totally think we need to value our teachers and respect them more. I know it is not a popular opinion but I think parents need to respect the teaching staff more. Interference by parents with half baked ideas and focusing on the needs of their child rather than what is best for all children.
    More respect from kids in the classroom.
  • Jasmyn Pihema
    pledged support 2017-08-12 20:05:10 +1200
  • Hamish Norton
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-08-10 17:25:49 +1200
    I pledged to vote for TOP
  • Hamish Norton
    @HamishNorton tweeted link to this page. 2017-08-10 17:25:45 +1200
  • Hamish Norton
    pledged support 2017-08-10 17:25:25 +1200
    Great policy, love the aims of improving education for all, making it fair, and focusing on the future.
  • John Blyth
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-08-10 17:07:18 +1200
    I pledged to vote for TOP
  • John Blyth
    pledged support 2017-08-10 17:07:03 +1200
  • Jake Dooley
    pledged support 2017-08-10 08:44:43 +1200