Monday, January 18, 2010

Let's get mad as hell about standards

This blog has been contributed by someone who responded to one of blogs from last year. It was too good not to share. How schools face up to standards is a pivotal issue. Creativity and imagination are at stake. My blog was based on a review of a book called 'Wounded By School' by Kirsten Olsen. I now have the book and will share it later - it is excellent. Dysfunctional schools are part of the failure problem!

They say no real change comes without a crisis, Perhaps the issue of "national Standards"(On blue paper no less !)will provide the impetus for Teachers to stand up and Fight against what is Universally a crime against the sovereignty of human consciousness.(Schooling)

This unsustainable practice was always going to come to a head and it appears that "Folly" has provided us with the perfect Tipping point.

For such a long time i've Danced about the fringes of what passes for Education in this world, plying my creative craft, despite the glazed ignorance of some of my peers.

I have come through my Teaching frustrations all the stronger and now realize why I was born into this teaching world. We are here to witness the beginning of the collapse of the Matrix....

So I say- bring on the National standards ! And let our Teaching Brothers and sisters cry out...The Emperor has no clothes !

I suggest teachers research the political and economic ideology behind the concept of national standards-Forget Tolly, go for the KEY Target...Educate your peers and parent community, Subvert the criminal Process and light the way toward a new path !

If we don't fight this....,it is the end of sovereign consciousness.

Sorry bout the rant, I have boiled over !


Bruce said...

I am with you. If schools don't fight this standardisation it will be the new dark ages for creative education.

Anonymous said...

Great 'rant' - thanks for sharing it with us Bruce

Anonymous said...

Keep boiling over!

Bruce said...

If teachers don't get mad now they might as well just get on with doing what they are told!

Podgorani said...

its bullshit bruce but the nats and ed minister have way too many smarts than our lemons NZPF and NZEI. we are getting bashed from all sides and now 73% of parents want this shit (herald poll). they are here, lets make them fail by sending in data that doesnt show improvement!

Bruce said...

I agree with you 'Pod' ( should I know you?). See my latest blog re the Herald crap ( and Kelvin Smythe and Russell Brown's reactions).

This a becoming a battle for creative education versus the status quo and past failed ideas - we will have to go back to our normal subversive role just when we thought we were winning with the 2007 NZC.

The NZEI and NZPPF are too concerned with defending the status quo.