Aussie Friends of Treehorn
The Cowardly Way
If some vile creature made its way into our classrooms, and threatened the 7 year-olds so much that they cried and felt cowered, we’d either destroy the menace or contact the police.
If we welcomed such a monstrosity in human form, helped ‘it’ to arrange for intense discomfort and distress to very young children; and then kept hidden the hidden agenda for treating them this way ; and then told them that their new-learning condition and their deep-seated emotional wounds didn’t matter; and that they should just shut up and do as they were told in order to supply the information required …and we, as ethical professionals, didn’t do anything about it, then we should be destroyed or reported to the police. Okay?
Grab the phone. It’s urgent. That’s what we do to kids.
NAPLAN is a cowardly form of child abuse. It leaves deep permanent scars on almost every child’s mental condition that will certainly last a lifetime. Can’t you see this, you useless excuses for educators? The crippled emotions, depression and social attitudes can have the most serious consequences for the child in later life… because some cowardly clot like you wants to gather data for your greedy boss.
That’s what we do to children in schools in Australia. The medical profession does not do this. It stands up for kids……like the scalded child whom they won’t release from hospital in Brisbane because a return to its hostile environment on Manus Island would not be good for him. Only one child , but the significance is considerable. It cares for kids.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if every single teacher was so emotionally concerned about professional ethics that it adopted the same attitude to children….and protected them from further certain harm ?
At the present time we turn every single school in Australia to a hostile environment for kids for three days every May. It is thoroughly shameful behaviour, worthy of three days incarceration in the same place for every one who has anything to do with testing procedures…..from the postman to the minister. Do we consider the plight of young-uns the way the medicos do?
Let’s imagine a parallel in an Australian school and the reaction from teachers. The children are seated at desks in a very clinical, threatening environment – a dull school hall. No talk. No singing or whistling. No smiling. No winking. The teacher is not allowed to respond to any appeal for help. Have you ever looked into the eyes of a child, pleading only with their eyes for their loving teacher for help; and then, coldly avoided them? Not easy. They want to learn. You have to test. The atmosphere is tense, but the invigilators, those guards hired to watch out for non-approved behaviour, dare not relax nor offer comfort to those obviously distressed. Their eichmannized supervisors have issued instructions! Try to imagine it. You can cut the hostile, dirty, nasty atmosphere in the test-room with a knife.
Those sensitive children, who have already been scalded emotionally during the test-prep period and who cry or vomit or both or are obviously distressed must not be treated humanely, according to test instructions. Verboten!
I can hear the cynic say that the police would remove the teacher who reported the incident, even though the treatment being inflicted on the child is cruel and somebody has to take responsibility.
The evil geniuses behind the maintenance of this kind of cruelty, the politicians and their political parties, not only allow this kind of cruelty to be used in their schools, all encourage it. Ask any politician or political party if they approve of NAPLAN and if they will discuss their attitude openly. These jelly-spined, depraved ‘representatives’ play their nasty games at children’s expense and they know that such totalitarian-operated abuse is happening around the country.. They repeat it year after year. They won’t do anything.
You cannot find a political party at the present time who will even comment on NAPLAN. Brutish dingoes. May every politician of the present era lose his or her job…..unless they reform and advocate NAPLAN banning. It’s evil and inhumane but they just don’t give a damn. It’s much worse than the cane or the strap, familiar to many politicians who must have needed it when they were at school, because their intellectual capacity couldn’t cope.
This dirty, rotten, destructive, inhumane testing device has to go. The longer it continues, the more it threatens Australia’s future.
While parents who allow their children to endure this kind of callous torture, do not speak out or withdraw their children in larger numbers, they have an excuse. The cowardly government does not want parents to know that they can say ‘NO’, so they have passed the buck to school principals who are not allowed to release publically this information and are discouraged from discussing issues of choice or issues concerning NAPLAN in the open. Their philosophical leader is known as Adolf Eichmann. He now operates from ANCARA….principals will do as they are told and shut up. Shame.
A PRINCIPAL SPEAKS OUT.
Our pollies play really dirty with our children’s lives…….that’s for sure.
Try calling in on your local politician’s office and ask for a copy of their party’s view of NAPLAN. I have. Two. Labor & National. Nice people. No opinion. No decent policy nor opinion on classroom learning. Just the usual claptrap, that escapes the serious issues, adorns the walls.
Try asking your candidate why children are forced to go to school. If they included the word ‘learning’ in their response, then ask what NAPLAN has to do with anything related to learning.
From deep beneath the bozone layer, which, defined by the Washington Post Mensa Invitational as
“The thickness that prevents wisdom from penetrating the intellect of those people who don’t know what they are talking about”, she speaks NAPLANese! Jump, teachers, as you were forced to do in 2008. She is about to say or make sure that her co-neo-con Simon Birmingham says it for her! JUMP! On command! She’s been our cloistered ‘senior fellow’ of NAPLAN since she left the mess to us, hiding somewhere, ready to pounce.