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Dump the NCEA? Dump The Whole Stinkin' Ministry
Peter Osborne, the Libertarianz Spokesman to Deregulate Education today
applauded Act MP, Deborah Coddington's call to allow school dumping of the
He asks, "Why stop there though? Why not allow schools and parents to
re-gather control of their children's education and dump state interference
in education altogether?"
Osborne elaborates, "The history exam paper which asked students to write
about Maori issues during the 1960s and 70s from the point of view of a
'National MP not sympathetic to Maori concerns' is a case in point. This is
a classic example of government using education as a tool to influence the
thinking processes of New Zealand's young minds." He says, "I am amazed at
the brazenness of such a loaded question. I do marvel at this government's
judgement though as I had thought that, as a society, we weren't ready to
swallow this kind of propaganda so lamely just yet - but obviously we are."
"Miss Coddington, however, misses the point. She would like to dump the
NCEA only to replace it with her preferred model. This is the real problem
with politicians from all parties. They each have their own ideas on the
issue, but they are all in agreement the education sector should stay under
government control - they each just disagree then on the precise form that
control should take. Miss Coddington's model may be an improvement,"
concedes Osborne, "but as governments come and go education will always
devolve to the braindead scenario we are forced to put up with now."
Mr Osborne concludes, "Libertarianz have a written constitution that would
not allow future governments to force their ideology on anyone, let alone
students. With freedom comes knowledge, but with coercion and control we
will only ever be fed ignorance and half-truths. There are two ways of
dealing with this situation. Either New Zealanders sit back and allow this
farce to continue until it can no longer sustain itself, or people begin
demanding back their freedom and that of their children. A free and
unregulated market is the only possible avenue by which people can truly
attain control of their children's education. Schooling, curriculum and
exam setting can all be done by the private sector and the choices will
evolve with demand. Propaganda will give way to knowledge and finally
people will be equipped to pursue their own dreams and happiness, unmolested
by control freaks in Wellington."
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