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DPF AUTHORED THIS POST OVER AT KIWIBLOG AND THE COMMENT BY ROSEGAL SEZ IT ALL

The post ….

This explains a lot of the disparities

The Ministry of Education has released the latest attendance data. This is the proportion of students who are absent more than 30% (so more than 11 weeks absent):

  • Asians 4.2%
  • Europeans 6.2%
  • Maori 16.2%
  • Pacific 16.5%

If kids are not in school then yes they will end up earning less income, being more likely to face the criminal justice system, having worse health outcomes etc. Kids absent more than 30% are not going to leave school with adequate literacy and numeracy.

And don’t try and blame it all on colonisation. That won’t explain the huge difference between Asian and Pacific attendance rates.

Setting up quangos and authorities will do stuff all in terms of closing the gaps. Following up on kids not in school, will.

The comment ….

The figures reflect the value placed on education by the different cultures/races. Asians value education highly and understand that what’s provided here (up until the past few years at least) is some of the best education in the world, period. Colonisation is completely irrelevant other than as the means by which such an education has been made available to those that otherwise wouldn’t have got a look in. So sad that apparently so many Māori and Pacific Islanders don’t seem to be able to grasp the opportunity that they are letting slip away.

In any case, the important question is, what’s the Ministry of Education doing about the problem? Never mind culture/race. Why aren’t they following-up on non attendees and sorting them out? No excuses. Just get on with it.

Me

and just where are the parents in the equation?

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May 9, 2021 at 5:22 pm

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  1. In 1965 i listened to an eloquent Sir James Henare speak at the 25th anniversary of Orauta Maori School. He explained how thirty years earlier, land owners had GIVEN the land to the Crown in return for the establishment of a school for local children, many from homes where no English was spoken. (The Marxist bullshitters who run Maori News services will tell you the land was taken. Sir James has credibility. They do not.) He exhorted parents to make sure their children received the best possible education in order to survive in the Pakeha world. And they did.

    Orauta Maori School produced the highest School Certificate and University Entrance pass rates by Maori kids of any school in NZ, along with the highest entry into the professions.

    My mother taught there and in my time at the school, 1951 to 1958, I never saw nor heard of any child being strapped for speaking Maori.

    adolffinkensen

    May 9, 2021 at 6:54 pm

  2. But… But…. but….NCEA was supposed to fix all that.

    You know, you could attend and get a 3rd rate qualification, feel good about yourself, and go out into the real world and get………. a benefit.

    In some quarters it is believed that the 16% know that, so why attend for a woke shithouse meaningless qualification.

    It would probably be better to force them to do remedial English and remedial Math (like times table and how to add), then give them a real qualification, oh and free driving lessons and a drivers licence qualification as well.

    Some might even enjoy woodwork or metalwork……..and practical shit like that. Nah far too sensible and woke

    At least with the new History Curriculum they will have something to blame and therefore have an excuse!

    Cant wait.

    rossco

    May 9, 2021 at 7:06 pm

  3. In 1965 I listened to an eloquent Sir James Henare speak at the 25th anniversary of Orauta Maori School.

    He told how, thirty years earlier, land owners had GIVEN the land to the Crown in return for the establishment of a school for local kids, many from homes where no English was spoken. (The brown bullshitters who run today’s Maori news services would have you believe the land was taken.)

    He exhorted parents to make sure their children received the best education possible, in order to survive in the Pakeha world. And they did. Orauta produced the highest School Certificate and University Entrance pass rates for Maori children of any school in NZ, along with the highest level of entry into the professions.

    My mother taught there and in my time,1951 to 1959, I neither saw nor heard of any pupil being strapped for speaking Maori.

    adolffinkensen

    May 9, 2021 at 7:21 pm

  4. Adolf interesting.

    10 years ago some charter schools were set up in NZ, and like similar schools in the US started achieving quite good results with the Brown/ Black Brothers.

    Of course in NZ thats all ancient history now, the pupils swallowed up by the mediocre education system that is now NZ

    I see that there are complaints about the standard and ability of new teachers going into the already “failed” education system.

    What a joke, in a recent international test in a maths section not one of the NZ’ers could answer the question correctly while 75% of the Singaporean students could.

    But still NZ teachers are well paid, have access to over 100 allowances and add on’s to their basic package, cant be fired, have teacher only days that fall just before a public holiday, waste weeks actually getting started at the start of the school year, waste weeks at the end of the school year running down to the Xmas holidays, and their is no national standard to tell whether they have actually achieved anything of real value.

    Why nations chose to fail…… of but we have the All Blacks and other national teams that give us the illusion of success! (Not that the rest of the world gives a flying fuck All Who???)

    rossco

    May 9, 2021 at 7:41 pm

    • Rossco

      I failed to add that the curriculum was specifically designed to help Maori kids excel in the Pakeha secondary schools. Orauta and a dozen or so like it were the charter schools of the fifties. And yes, the lefties came along and closed them down with the excuse they represented separatism. My, my. How times change .

      adolffinkensen

      May 10, 2021 at 11:30 am

  5. Reblogged this on Utopia, you are standing in it!.

    Jim Rose

    May 9, 2021 at 9:45 pm


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