Media watch – Wednesday

26 December 2018


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  1. Gezza

     /  December 26, 2018

    “An academic course for Māori high school students is proving so popular there’s a waiting list to join. But there is little hope they’ll be able to sign up next year because the Ministry of Education won’t fund the programme.

    “There is bias within the secondary system that pathways Māori students into non-academic futures,” says Pūhoro STEM Academy director Naomi Manu.

    “But they’re more than capable of being on an academic trajectory.”

    Manu says her STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) programme is doing what the government hasn’t been able to achieve.”

    This seems like a very worthwhile initiative that the government should be funding and backing.

  2. kluelis

     /  December 26, 2018

    Our personalities are apparently formed by aged 7. We should be able to read write and do basic arithmetic by ages 9. I don’t think I learned anything after age 9 and I went to 7th form.
    I only liked playing sport which should have been a School C + UE subject for which I would have scored 97 % and so could have cruised in the other subjects. School should be low intensity after age 9. Subjects should be optional and taught mainly at home online or at small learning/socializing centers with classes no bigger than 6 pupils. NZ is a modern society in cruise mode, push button, online plug and play mode. Half the jobs are looking after other people. ED’s and Meds so they say is where the money goes. Just learn to drive a silver grey social services car, dress well, fill out the forms interact with clients and in put your daily assessment log and that’s it the New Zealander of tomorrow. Oh and expect to attend 5 2 hour meetings a week expenses paid of course 🙂