Saturday, 13 December 2008

Literacy, numeracy standards bill now law

Education (National Standards) Amendment Bill passed  today and gives the Minister of Education the power to set national literacy and numeracy standards which students will be assessed against. I am waiting to see how this is done without regressing to 20st century education ideals, although as mentioned in my earlier blog National is throwing lots of money towards their education plan. How will we assess them?What worries me is that after this law is rushed through with no consultation, we are told they will consult with the education sector on the standards. Whether we like it or not?tape measures by jek in the box.
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