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Letter: Reliable and credible information?

Tuesday 2 July 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion

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Letter: Reliable and credible information?

Dear Editor, I was also interested to read about the education debate in Parliament last month. Leader of the Opposition, Honourable MP Tina Browne, shared her concern about the low academic achievements of Tereora College students. I am interested to know the source of this information.

Was the school or Ministry of Education contacted for the pass rate? Are the results out? As far as I know, results will be available later in the year and at the beginning of next year.
I refer to a Letter to the Editor titled “Leadership, not money, the answer”, dated Monday, 24th June 2024. The letter makes reference to an incident where a ‘highly experienced, caring, and dedicated teacher’ in Rarotonga had spoken of resigning after she was refused sick leave by her school principal.

The letter suggests that the teacher had tested positive for Covid. My question is, when the ‘highly experienced, caring, and dedicated teacher’ tested positive, why did she go to school?

One would expect the caring and dedicated teacher to email her positive test result to the principal and call in sick. Surely, being highly experienced, the teacher should know this simple procedure.
This is an epic example of misleading everyone and playing the victim when you do not care enough for the students and people around you.

I agree that we do need highly experienced, caring, and dedicated teachers, but not those who are committed to their personal agendas. It seems like everyone is concerned about education, but nobody cares enough to verify their information.

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