Looking Forward to another NAPLAN year?

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. 
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It’s on again.
1. Testucators have failed to conceal the truth. NAPLAN just doesn’t work. It has failed to be of any use for each of nine(9) long years.
WHY DO WE PERSIST WITH IT?
2. Who started the furphy that public education needs annual testing to know how well pupils are performing, anyhow?
WHY NOT TRY SOME RELIABLE WAYS OF CHECKING SCHOOLS IF YOU DON’T TRUST THEM?
3. The curriculum remains lifeless. Only testable parts are taught. Parents and children are being robbed of an holistic education.
IT MARKS THE END OF OUR INTERNATIONAL RESPECTABILITY.
4. Politicians have failed to understand the public education system.They think it’s about turning out competent robots for big-time corporations.
BRIGHT LOT OUR POLLIES
5. An education system is not about just passing tests. It’s about learning as much as one can.
ONE DAY, AUSTRALIA WILL HAVE A SYSTEM BASED ON LEARNING. [Not while NAPLAN is around.]
6..Australian educrats have failed to share the importance of cognitive theory, brain development and the effects on the average child of fear-        based motivational techniques.
YEAH. LET’s GO BACK TO BASICS – OF LEARNING.
7. Why do NAPLAN adherents believe that ‘doing NAPLAN’ is the most important activity a school does?
THEY LIVE IN A BOZONE CLOUD.
8. Why don’t many adults care enough?
DUNNO. TREEHORN HAD THE SAME PROBLEM.
Sing along…
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 Phil Cullen  41 Cominan Avenue  Banora Point  Australia 2486  07 5524 6443   cphilcullen@bigpond.com             http://primaryschooling.net/                     http://qldprimaryprincipals.wordpress.com/
07 5524 6443          0407865999

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