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steiner school off hook over standards

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The Taikura Rudolf Steiner school community has been reassured by the Minister of Education, Anne Tolley, that they can rest easy over National Standards and the future of their school. The Hastings school was one of hundreds throughout the country opposed to the controversial new directive, but in June cried foul when a letter from Ms Tolley urged them to comply or face legal action, and potentially lose government funding.

Protest was rife since the forced compliance, and included a large presence of parents at Prime Minister John Key’s Napier meeting.Last month, after a meeting with concerned Taikura parents, Tukituki MP Craig Foss wrote to Ms Tolley on their behalf, and received a reply on Thursday he said alleviated many of their concerns. Read more here on Hawkes Bay Today.

Well done John Key! Buckling to this type of educational philosophy in Aotearoa NZ is just what our children need. Obviously you are either a steiner proponent or your researching is somewhat cursory. The question needs to be asked. Why don’t steiner schools have to be accountable to the ministry for their delivery of ‘education’ (I use the word advisedly) in Aotearoa NZ?

Justice discriminates against Maori

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Justice system ‘discriminates against Maori’ – Sharples – National – NZ Herald News

I do not usually write about Aotearoa NZ’s political landscape here. But I am currently going through an application for legal aid as I am too poor to get justice any other way. It seems that unless the ‘legal aid’ system stands to make money from my case, they might not even look at representation for someone like me. There is no problem getting legal aid if one doesn’t need it, if one has enough money in Aotearoa NZ, one can have anything. Does the system ‘discriminate against Maori’ who sit at the bottom of the financial rung in our system? Absolutely. Unequivocably. Without a doubt!

Does this issue relate to anthroposophy? Absolutely, all racism does.

Written by wiremu shane

October 2, 2011 at 12:58 pm

Mephistopheles and Earthquakes

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We’ve just had an earthquake in Wellington, it was a 4.3 and 50km deep. Nothing compared to what we had in Christchurch. I wondered what good ol steiner had to say about them. This is what I found. Very weird.

Written by wiremu shane

September 16, 2011 at 5:53 pm