Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


Secondary Education A Straitjacket For Students

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Education

Secondary Education A Straitjacket For Students

The Libertarianz Party questions the need for the new draft curriculum for schools, released today by the Ministry of Education. "The curriculum is an example of centralised, bureaucratic control over schools, denying freedom of choice for parents," said Phil Howison, Libertarianz Education Spokesman.

Mr Howison also casts a skeptical eye on calls by Education Minister Steve Maharey for schools to teach values such as 'excellence, innovation, diversity, respect, equity, integrity, community and care for the environment'. "The government is abusing its power by attempting to control New Zealand culture through education. Parents should pass on their chosen values to their kids - why should we let the government get involved in something so personal?" asked Howison.

"Compare the state school system with tertiary education," Mr Howison explained. "After they leave state schools, young people can choose where and what kind of tertiary institution they want to attend, deciding for themselves. Why can't parents and students choose what type of secondary education best suits their needs?"

"Schools should be controlled by parents and teachers - by local communities, rather than bureaucrats and politicans in Wellington. The Ministry of Education should be abolished," said Howison. "Fitting individual students with a one-size-fits-all educational straitjacket just doesn't work. With a complete separation of school and state, parents would be able to teach their children as they wish."

"It's enough to make you vote Libertarianz!"

ENDS

Libertarianz: More Freedom – Less Government
www.libertarianz.org.nz

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Caracals: Small Cats With Big Ears Arrive At Wellington Zoo

Visitors to Wellington Zoo will be able to see New Zealand’s first Caracals in the Zoo’s new Grassland Cats habitat, with a special visitor opening day on Saturday 27 September. More>>

Gordon Campbell: Classics - Tales From Moominvalley
Can’t speak for the reading end of it but the Moomins ( or maybe the story about Margaret Wise Brown) were the most enjoyable subject to think about and write about during these whole first 50 issues of Werewolf. For that reason – and because the Moomins always reward re-reading – I’ve decided to reprint it. The only added element is a link to an interesting hour long documentary about Tove Jansson. More>>

ALSO:

Repping In The Pacific: All Blacks And Manu Samoa To Play Historic Apia Test

The All Blacks will play Manu Samoa in Apia on Wednesday 8 July next year as part of both teams’ preparations for Rugby World Cup 2015. More>>

ALSO:

Monarchy: Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Are Expecting Second Child

Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their second child. More>>

ALSO:

2015: Elton John Plans Wellington Show

After nine years, Elton John and his band will return to Westpac Stadium, Wellington for one spectacular concert! The November 21, 2015 concert will feature iconic hits and classic album tracks from throughout his incredible five-decade career... More>>

Book Awards: Jill Trevelyan's Story Of Peter McLeavey Is Book Of The Year

The story of Wellington art dealer Peter McLeavey and his gallery has won the prestigious New Zealand Post Book of the Year 2014 in a glittering ceremony in Wellington. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: King Richard

Simon Nathan reviews 'Richard Seddon, King of God’s Own': My father grew up in Wellington during Seddon’s premiership... I can recall him standing under the Seddon statue in the grounds of parliament and telling me that Seddon had more backbone than Sid Holland and all his cabinet colleagues put together.. More>>

8 October: Miley Cyrus Bangerz Tour Coming To Auckland!

Dainty Group announced today that global superstar Miley Cyrus will bring her BANGERZ TOUR to New Zealand in October this year. This will be Miley’s first ever visit to New Zealand and there will only be one Auckland show before she takes her tour to Australia. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news