Wed, 03 Oct 2012 3:15p.m.
Hekia Parata received a frosty reception during her speech to the PPTA, with teachers calling her arrogant and rude.
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10/10/2012 1:22:34 p.m.
children will pay, the economy will pay, she will continue doing what ever she likes, this country will fail. just waiting for the petrodollar to collapse and then there really wont be enough money for things like this... might as well move to a 3rd world country as thats where we are headed
9/10/2012 8:59:55 p.m.
Just Me wrote:
It is by human habit to mis-pronounce words especially in the English language.My surname has been mis-spelt over many years and it doesn't offend me.And yes I am pakeha.I had to put up with it.The mis-pronunciation of my name didn't offend me or the Maoris or the Pacific Islanders in the class I was in.If you wanted an education you had to put up with the incorrectly pronounced or spelt name.
Ms Parata to resort to such poor English as the word "dunno" even in conversation shows what a dreadful 'Minister of Education' she is.
I can only assume she wants to draw attention away from the teacher-pupil ratio plans(which are still in full swing by the way - look out Canterbury)and try demeaning the people asking the questions to their employee(Hekia Parata and co are really OUR employees when all things considered)by having the usual egotistical,arrogant 'holier than thou' attitude.
9/10/2012 10:33:30 a.m.
Minister of education... who would want that job. try to sort that mob. Most walk on a permanent lean...to the left. Their union looks after them so well that you cant even get rid of the usless ones.
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