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  • Chris Perkins
    pledged support 2017-02-19 15:52:25 +1300
  • Melanie Martin
    pledged support 2017-02-19 15:51:44 +1300
    As a specialist RTLB teacher this is music to my ears! You have my vote!
  • Sharon Remkes
    pledged support 2017-02-19 15:39:53 +1300
  • Tim Nelson
    pledged support 2017-02-19 15:00:21 +1300
  • lesley haddon
    pledged support 2017-02-19 14:59:57 +1300
  • Mary Caughley
    pledged support 2017-02-19 14:35:42 +1300
    This is a key policy for me. So far I support your environmental policy and am really unsure on the others, but for me you are heading in the right direction with this. We need an education system that brings out the best in ALL children, not just those with an academic bent. Seeing the harm national standards is doing to our children is heart breaking. Watching a parents face full with sadness as they pick up their child in tears after receiving their report and being told once again that they are "underachieving" feels so wrong on so many levels. No child should be told they are superior or inferior to any other.
  • Michael Lamusse
    pledged support 2017-02-19 14:30:43 +1300
  • Sham Panchacharan
    pledged support 2017-02-19 14:27:44 +1300
  • Bronwyn Roberts
    pledged support 2017-02-19 14:08:15 +1300
  • Oliver Krollmann
    pledged support 2017-02-19 13:56:53 +1300
    No-nonsense, no-brainer, common sense policy with a focus on early education and lifelong learning, nothing radical about it. My full support for that one,
  • Alison Ayr
    pledged support 2017-02-19 13:54:38 +1300
    At last ... a common sense approach!!!

    From a teacher with almost 40 years experience ... thank you!!!!
  • Jana Fernando
    pledged support 2017-02-19 13:53:13 +1300
  • Josko Sestan
    pledged support 2017-02-19 13:47:29 +1300
  • David Nind
    pledged support 2017-02-19 13:46:18 +1300
  • Paul King
    pledged support 2017-02-19 13:44:52 +1300
    I support this with some reservation. In particular, the proposal to better mix students makes a cerian amount of sense as an idea, but the day to day reality will require extraordinary staffing and resourcing if it is not to disadvantage the 'atypical' children in any class. My own experience of being placed in what was then considered a very progressive and mixed 'whanau' learning environment was disastrous - the place was a zoo. The uncomfortable reality is that the Pacifica and Maori kids were physically bigger, a lot less intersted in learning, and more interested in asserting physical dominance. Achiving any kind of control in the classroom seemed to be the main teaching preoccupation. It was only when my parants agitated to have me removed and placed in a traditionally streamed and grade-competive (rather than physically competitive) environment that I began to thrive in education
  • Daniel Kittner
    pledged support 2017-02-19 13:44:12 +1300
  • alistair wallace
    pledged support 2017-02-19 13:43:16 +1300
    my partner is a teacher and really likes the policy
  • Tony Lee
    pledged support 2017-02-19 13:38:34 +1300
  • babak paymani
    pledged support 2017-02-19 13:28:14 +1300
  • Graham Collins
    pledged support 2017-02-19 13:18:06 +1300
  • stephen ecclestone
    pledged support 2017-02-19 13:12:17 +1300
    Need to increase teachers salaries as well so that it's seems as a highly desirable profession again attracting high calibre personnel who can afford to buy housing in areas that they teach in. ( I am not a teacher)
  • Owen Baxter
    pledged support 2017-02-19 13:07:36 +1300
    Another good policy. I like them all apart from the compulsory Maori so far.
  • Shannon Smith
    published this page in TOP 08 - LEARNING FOR LIFE 2017-02-19 09:28:12 +1300