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Accentuating the Liberal in Classical Liberal: Advocating Ascendency of the Individual & a Politick & Literature to Fight the Rise & Rise of the Tax Surveillance State. 'Illigitum non carborundum'.

Liberty and freedom are two proud words that have been executed from the political lexicon: they were frog marched and stood before a wall of blank minds, then forcibly blindfolded, and shot, with the whimpering staccato of ‘equality’ and ‘fairness’ resounding over and over. And not only did this atrocity go unreported by journalists in the mainstream media, they were in the firing squad.

The premise of this blog is simple: the Soviets thought they had equality, and welfare from cradle to grave, until the illusory free lunch of redistribution took its inevitable course, and cost them everything they had. First to go was their privacy, after that their freedom, then on being ground down to an equality of poverty only, for many of them their lives as they tried to escape a life behind the Iron Curtain. In the state-enforced common good, was found only slavery to the prison of each other's mind; instead of the caring state, they had imposed the surveillance state to keep them in line. So why are we accumulating a national debt to build the slave state again in the West? Where is the contrarian, uncomfortable literature to put the state experiment finally to rest?

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

State Education Failure: Answers Are Easy - Really.

Regardless of the disputed assessment method itself, there is truth in the findings of The Programme for International Study Assessment:

Education Minister Hekia Parata says New Zealand's slide in international rankings which measure achievement in maths, science and reading is not a Government failing because the students who sat the tests were not products of its National Standards system, but were schooled earlier. New Zealand plunged in all three categories in the OECD league tables, which were the result of testing 15-year-olds in 65 countries including 4000 young people in New Zealand.

Experts said the rankings were not the most important part of the report, but the scale of the fall was still damaging for a government which has put student achievement at the heart of its education policy.

The Programme for International Study Assessment (Pisa) report, released last night, showed that since the last testing period in 2009 New Zealand had fallen in ranking from 7th to 13th in reading, 13th to 23rd in maths, and 7th to 18th in science.

It doesn’t matter which of our state-centric political parties – that’s all of them in Parliament – happens to be in power, the problem lies at the heart of the state education system: namely, that document so influencing the mind of a nation, our school curriculum which promotes the bloodied altar and slave society built on the ‘common good’:

Excerpt: New Zealand Curriculum.

Students will be encouraged to value:

Equity, through fairness and social justice.
Community and participation for the common good.’

The answer to improving education standards is surprisingly simple:

Put teaching maths, science and reading at the heart of the curriculum.

Teach classical liberalism, rather than imbibing generation after generation on welfarism, the result of which is to produce little savages, rather than self-sufficient, analytical, responsible adults, who can understand that a country borrowing $27 million a day to run a welfare state is not even possible, quite apart from being morally repugnant.

And make the PPTA answerable for this failure, by removing their state-paid opposition and ostracisation of charter schools. We need to remove the state from education, and create schooling choices around the fact children are individuals, different, and optimal results will not come from forcing them into a one size fits all approach to education, centred on brainwashing young minds into acceptance of a theocracy of State.

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  1. "And make the PPTA answerable for this failure, by removing their state-paid opposition and ostracisation of charter schools. We need to remove the state from education..."

    Absolutely agreed.

    The PPTA is like the UN of the education system.
    It goes in, gets in the way and utterly f**ks things up for the people that it professes to "help".

    It is no surprise that private schools get great results. We need many more of them and a number of charter/partnership schools as well.
    We need a lot FEWER state schools. They are nothing but indoctrination centres.

    Bring back times-tables and the teaching of reading via phonics. Those two things alone will go a long way towards fixing the problems.

    1. The worst damage PPTA do is to imbibe young minds with their Left ideology: as stated, it's even written into the curriculum. It was on that point that the battle to retain a free West was lost hopelessly.

  2. I think you have a point there. Your suggested solutions seem to have a favorable outcome. Being a business management student at American School of Entrepreneurship I'm quite familiar with feasibility studies, and I see nothing wrong about your motion, only that this will become a threat to the PPTA which I think will be a big issue. Is it possible to easily remove their government benefits?