Friday, November 18, 2011

NOT SURPRISED BUT A LITTLE DISMAYED.

Watched state TV last night and an intellectual midget interviewed half a dozen voters on a golf course in the west of Waimakariri electorate where in spite of a significant migration of Lianne Dalziel's former captives from Aranui to Rangiora, the Claytons member is in danger of having his arse handed to him by the Minister of Conservation, Hon Kate Wilkinson.

One of the voters, resplendent in a crimson cap, proudly stated he would vote for the retards party because they oppose National Standards. "Terrific"

This tosser was basing his voting decision on a cloth cap attitude, union based, that was as shallow as a puddle on a fairground and opposed for the main reasons; it came from a National government determined to solve the frightening stats that show a fifth of school leavers are effectively illiterate and without basic numeracy skills and possibily threatened the careers of some who should be looking for another line of work.
In a world that has little opportunity for citizens unable to function in an increasingly demanding environment, successful people see that as condemming that 20% to real adult disadvantage and a life of welfare dependency.

National Standards may not provide all the answers but nine years of socialist education management did absolutely nothing to solve possible one of the most debilitating problems, currently confronting thinking on education outcomes. Yes it may identify some in teaching positions who are not up to it but that is "collateral damage" and no where near the damage being inflicted on that unfortunate 1/5 of our young.

It was revealing to me that the strait jacketed man who had made his life's work in a system that is now shown to be failing, was basing his voting decision on such a symbol of his socialist past and at the same time ignoring the economic stupidity that that same bunh of morons were among other inanities, going to borrow billions of dollars from the Chinese to invest in equities overseas as a hedge against the future cost of Superannuation. A pledge that if accepted, suggests he should be prevented from even voting, for his own protection.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Calm down. He doesn't see the world the way you do and that's his right. It doesn't make him right or wrong (although I think he's not thinking about things outside coloured politics). Anyone that looks to politicians for real answers to complex questions is, in my view, nuts.

kevin said...

this site is getting clogged with anons...

Judge Holden said...

Look, it's obvious from a quick glance at anything you write that the school system fails some people. The issue here is the whether a silly nation-wide testing system would improve outcomes. Where's your evidence that it would? If you had been subject to national standards would you be literate now? Probably not, I'm thinking.

What's odd is your vicious response to someone expressing a contrary view. A sign of a man deeply dissatisfied with his life. Take a chill pill guy, summer's almost here.

gravedodger said...

Judge Holden thanks for the comment!, my point was to question the irony of a teacher having made a career from opening minds of the young, having as a voting motivation the socialists support for continuing a problem continually alluded to by employers and tertiary assessors as the failure to solve a problem that is static or maybe growing.

As to my Literary abilities, having attended a small country school where the teachers were either fresh out of Training College or those also getting their "Country Service" out of the way as they attempted to reach senior positions in bigger schools, well intentioned but hardly the cream of the crop.
Yours and others sneering at my obvious lack of talent, means nothing to me as I enjoy putting my opinions in the ether for which I am very grateful to my colleagues for the opportunity.

Surprisingly when I reached College and discovered how big the deficit was comparing city intermediate pupils with those from schools as small as mine and in some cases one teacher schools with a roll in the teens I continually wonder why the unfortunate 20% are still being created in the 21st century.

If you think shooting the messenger is the best tactic then you and your elitist prick mates are living proof of why the socialists are where they are.

BTW sitting here in the glorious solitude of the SI High Country means chill pills are the furtherest thing on my mind, OTOH maybe you need to actually give some thought to improving your comprehension skills.

Judge Holden said...

"OTOH maybe you need to actually give some thought to improving your comprehension skills."

With you it's more a matter of trying to wade through a thicket of poor syntax, grammar and logic to try and somehow guess at what point you're trying to make. By way of example what's the English translation of this:

"my (sic) point was to question the irony of a teacher having made a career from opening minds of the young, having as a voting motivation the socialists support for continuing a problem continually alluded to by employers and tertiary assessors as the failure to solve a problem that is static or maybe growing."

Look, I'm trying to help you here. You come across as slightly mad and more than a little silly. There are remedial classes you can take (or at least there were, Joyce got rid of them).