Do you have time to send in an urgent submission?
I have just been sent a copy of the 'Draft Code of Professional Responsibility and Standards for the Teaching Profession'. It is the most radical race-based document that I have seen for a long time and it would surely be a national disgrace if it was implemented as is.
Read it for yourself HERE.
The introduction states: "The Code and Standards acknowledge our profession’s obligation to recognising Aotearoa New Zealand as a bicultural nation and honour te Tiriti o Waitangi/ the Treaty of Waitangi by paying particular attention to the rights and aspirations of Māori as tangata whenua."
And the summary at the end states as the primary goal: “Demonstrate commitment to tangata whenuatanga and bicultural partnership and practice in Aotearoa New Zealand”.
Unfortunately I have only just been made aware of it and submissions close today 21 April 2017.
You can send submissions by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The website submission details can be found HERE.
But what do you make of it all – is it as bad as I think?