introduction of National Standards will solve the situation. ‘We so often hear stories about how standards have fallen,’ said Latta, ‘that you would be forgiven for thinking the sky has fallen in’.
|A culture of high expecataions|
There is, he said, a lot of talk about the so called ‘soft subjects’ of the NCEA. He took part in a dance class and observed year 12 students panel beating. The dance class involved Nigel in an area beyond his expertise and he found it absorbing. In the panel shop he observed students who otherwise might have left school – students who like hands- on practical things.
|Nigel struggles in the dance class!|
Russell Burt from Point England was appreciative of the above but to clarify the issue over National Standards sent me this to clarify the position re standards.