Abusive emails for Parata
Wed, 20 Jun 2012 7:22a.m.
The Minister for Education, Hekia Parata, says she has received abusive personal attacks by email after a series of controversies in the schools sector.
Last night she was grilled by principals in Waikato amid concerns about the introduction of league tables, which would rank schools in terms of their literacy and numeracy results.
Teacher unions have strongly opposed the tables and Labour leader David Shearer says it will be impossible to get accurate league tables from national standards data because the way standards are assessed differs between schools.
Ms Parata says the recent controversies have led to her receiving personal email attacks.
“I’m happy to share with you the abusive emails I get of a very personal nature from principals and teachers so I think we all need to commit to respecting each other’s roles,” says Ms Parata.
The Post Primary Teachers Association has raised concerns from a member who feels they have been bullied by the Minister.
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20/06/2012 1:00:18 p.m.
Hasn't Labour and the Greens got more productive things to do ?!
20/06/2012 10:34:42 a.m.
For thousands of years schools have been tasked with turning out kids who can read, write and do basic maths. Until all school leavers can achieve this we have failed.
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