Aussie Friends of Treehorn

encouraging adults to think sensitively, to care for kids, to make wise choices….with their hearts in gear, their pens active and their votes available .

NAPLAN has nothing to do with learning. It has nothing to do with teaching. It has nothing to do with real schooling. It has to do with finding fault and making money. It’s an ineffective, unreliable and invalid device that makes the most of young children’s vulnerability and it deliberately threatens their cognitive development and emotional stability for the sake of a score. It’s a favourite of politicians who wouldn’t know a wombat from a pussy-cat..


It’s the ‘IN-word’. Now that really important issues of social justice have arrived – at long, long,  last—people of importance are starting to sort things out.  The P.M. mentioned the big word with a really heavy emphasis when talking about our ATTITUDES to women and children. Wait till our PM learns the truth of NAPLAN –[see above] – where I have rearranged from a statement by Gene Glass , the greatest of US measurers; and certainly the person with equal professional integrity in the US.  He has asked his University  to remove him from anything to do with measurement because, as an academic educational measurers, its use is being  debauched and degraded in his government’s use of testing in schools.

Don’t hang by your tootsies waiting for the ANCARA  staff to  follow suite.  Professional ethics is in short supply. I don’t believe that NAPLAN would have been introduced into Queensland during my term as DOPE. I just don’t see how any classroom professional practitioner could. Those who support it will have a lot to answer for.  What do they care about the mental health of young children?  Sick.

Men are being blamed for their nasty attitude towards the dignity of womanhood. Children don’t get much of a mention as yet, as usual, but our moral conscience is starting to be opened little by little . While children are mentioned as the children of abused mothers, our docile attitude toward children while they are at school, almost as if the use of mental fear at NAPLAN time was not a part of the way we handle the mental health of children and that it is okay to scare the living daylights out of children as long as we get the results that we want …and bugger the kids.

Our new-age deforming CORPORATE EDUCATION style is a true example of our moral bankruptcy. NAPLAN is based on FEAR.   WE ALL KNEW THIS FROM DAY ONE.  JULIA AND KEVIN AND ALL CORPORATE UNIONS BOASTED ABOUT IT.  They were going to ‘improve standards’   Julia promised to have Australia in the ‘top 5 by 25’. She meant on the crazy PISA tests.  We used to be up there once, if that’s of any learning importance. Australia’s moral degeneracy as it applies to children at school now is about as low as it can get. We down-sized human dignity in 2009 and imported school-fear.

And …..Julia!  Try to tell me now that you forbade school principals to give parents a choice.  It was dirty downright skulduggery. Get in the queue with those blokes who bash their wives every Friday night.
So…..Join with Malcolm……CHANGE ATTITUDES.

CARE FOR KIDS                          
                                     GET RID OF NAPLAN
                                                                         Treat kids with dignity

Governments and their corporate controllers have not allowed much love nor dignity to be shown for a generation of young learners. Bring it back to school.

Phil Cullen  41 Cominan Avenue  Banora Point  Australia 2486  07 5524 6443              

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