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Of all the things I’ve lost, I miss my mind the most – ME Awareness Day, Monday May 12th

By   /  May 12, 2014  /  Allan Alach, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  5 Comments

ME Awareness Day – Monday May 12th – Allan Alach’s personal journey

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The Destruction of New Zealand’s Public Education

By   /  March 18, 2014  /  Allan Alach, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  28 Comments

National and its cronies are set on a path to destroy New Zealand’s public education at all levels. The privatisation process is on full speed ahead. We have six months to stop it.

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Welcome to National’s Brave New World of Education.

By   /  January 30, 2014  /  Allan Alach, Deconstructing Headlines, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

The summer political hiatus is clearly over, and education has been lined up by the National Party as the whipping boy yet again.

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Whatever it takes.

By   /  January 2, 2014  /  Allan Alach, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  13 Comments

So the crunch year has now arrived – the year where we must ensure the demise of the National led government. All else must be secondary to this.

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Why are teachers used as targets?

By   /  December 18, 2013  /  Allan Alach, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  4 Comments

I’m not sure, as things stand today, whether I’d encourage anyone to consider teaching as a career. Why should anyone want to paint a target on their chest so that ill informed politicians, media and others, can take pot shots?

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If PISA is the answer, what is the hell was the question?

By   /  December 5, 2013  /  Allan Alach, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  5 Comments

Late on Tuesday evening, the results of the 2012 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) tests were officially released. The resulting rhetoric was very predictable.

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Rough and ready reflections on PISA test results.

By   /  December 4, 2013  /  Allan Alach, Deconstructing Headlines, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

The release of the PISA testing data has engendered the usual media and political hysteria. I’m working on a comprehensive article about PISA and all its failings, which will be posted tomorrow. However there are some quick and probably not too well researched comments that need to be made about the results.

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