How true are National Party claims that our public education system is failing students?
It is a worry to me that schools are focusing so seriously on assessing and grading students on literacy and numeracy tests to the exclusion of important dispositions and attitudes that will be vitally important in the future and, in the process, are not placing the emphasis on developing the talents and gifts of all students.
This Aryan obsession with efficient testing and measuring to sort out the successful people has had a sad history to say the least. National Standards are just the beginning.
And it is a worry that school 'leadership' goes along with such a biased approach to learning.
Maybe a listen to video of Sir Ken Robinson is required? Sir Ken says that 'creativity is as important as literacy and numeracy. Another well known educator Guy Claxton has written that 'learnacy is as important as literacy and numeracy' Why do school 'leaders' ignore the writings of well known future orientated educators to combat this testing regime with it associated narrowing of the curriculum and teaching to the tests?
|The true role of education|
I know there are good things happening in our schools but it is what is considered important that get measured.
|Time for some moral leadership.|