Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search


Rejection Of NCEA Is Just Starting

Wednesday 26 Jun 2002

ACT Education Spokesman MP Donna Awatere Huata today congratulated the principal of Carey Baptist College for rejecting the NCEA.

"Michael Drake has acted in the best interests of his children by rejecting NCEA for an international certificate from Cambridge University

"Sadly, every other New Zealand school child still faces the unfair, fraudulent NCEA. This qualification discourages bright children with bureaucrat-inspired, nit-picking assessments, and rewards mediocrity by letting kids try the same test over and over.

"The backlash from teachers, parents, principals and students is overwhelming. Many schools are looking at the Cambridge qualifications - Carey Baptist school is just the first to make this brave move.

"The NCEA is a ridiculous qualification which ACT will eliminate. We need to introduce international-level qualifications if we want our children to compete in an international environment," Mrs Awatere Huata said.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Wellington: Predator Free Capital Plan

Wellington City Council (WCC), the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and NEXT Foundation, today announced a joint collaboration to make Wellington the first Predator Free capital city in the world. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Judith Collins’ Efforts At Self Correction

Thousands of prisoners currently in prison may be entitled to an earlier release than expected – and compensation – because Corrections has incorrectly calculated their term of imprisonment. Unless of course, the government buries its mistakes by changing the law and retro-actively getting itself off the hook… More>>


More Justice & Corrections

Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>


Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>


Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>


General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news