"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Friday, October 16, 2015

TFA's Exploitative Paternalists Try New Zealand

With patience and support for TFA's racist and classist corporate missionary work drying up in the U. S, Wendy Kopp and her British clone are in New Zealand trying to expand their privileged prison guard teaching model into the Maori schools.

Apparently, news of TFA's real agenda has reached around the world:
. . . . Critics have labelled it a "crash course", and this week primary teacher union the NZEI said it believed disadvantaged students deserved experienced and qualified teachers, and should not be treated like guinea pigs.

President Louise Green said the money behind the organisation - which in New Zealand comes from philanthropies such as The Aotearoa Foundation as well as the Government - also hinted at an additional agenda: privatisation.

"In the past few years, New Zealand has started drifting down the path of neoliberal education reform," she said. "We only need to look to America to see how far it can go - and they have by no means finished their privatisation of public education." . . . .

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10:04 PM

    Newark is making a lot of progress in privatization. Is New Zealand accepting American TFAs?

    Abigail Shure