What they say about E2NZ.org – page 2

A thread about E2NZ.org appeared on the forum at Trademe.co.nz today.

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What they say about E2NZ.org – page 1

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Migrants Tales – hundreds of first hand accounts of migrant life in NZ

Here’s the thread…


3 thoughts on “What they say about E2NZ.org – page 2

  1. Who is E2NZ.org/comments and what is their agenda???
    The criticism of the education system is inaccurate and not in line with International evidence based statistics. Every crime for the last 50 years appears to be reported on this site.
    Any positive comment about New Zealand is countered by Admin. Who is controlling this dangerous website??

    • Read this

      A big thank you for calling this a “dangerous website” but to publish every crime for the last 50 years would be impossible, none of us has the time nor the inclination to perform such an arduous and boring task. But, thank you for the complement. It is interesting to see how little freedom of speech and information is valued in New Zealand – how could anyone there consider what we publish “dangerous”? Are you originally from North Korea?

      This is taken from our education and children’s issues wiki

      Education Standards in “Absolute Freefall” : PISA and TIMSS results

      Labour’s education spokesman Chris Hipkins says New Zealand international PISA result for 15 year olds for maths, science and reading are in “absolute freefall” source

      “In the 2011 Trends in Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) published a year ago, New Zealand 9-year-olds finished bottom-equal among developed nations. Half were unable to add 218 and 191.” source. Furthermore, “University and polytechnic engineering schools have also complained they cannot fill their places with local students because most lack basic maths skills and need extensive remedial help” source.

      Teachers Lack Confidence to Teach Maths Properly

      New Zealand’s education is lagging behind according to the latest TIMMS and PIRLS studies. 76% of Year 5 students (aged 9 and 10) are lacking some or a lot of the necessary background knowledge for maths lessons.

      Far from being among the world leaders in educational attainment we learn that

      Being underprepared and not getting enough sleep are reasons why New Zealand school children are lagging behind their international counterparts, research has found.

      Maths is a particular problem area, with more than two-thirds of primary school children lacking the necessary background knowledge for lessons – and their teachers admitting j lack of confidence to teach the subject.

      The findings are contained in a Ministry of Education analysis of global education rankings known as the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS). Source

      Low levels of Education holding back economy

      In a damning indictment of New Zealand’s education standards an organisation called Workbase says that workers’ low standard of education is holding back the country’s economy.

      “Low workforce literacy and numeracy skills are a pervasive problem, with around half of New Zealand adults aged 16 to 65 years not having all the skills they need to fully contribute to performance improvements in a changing environment.”

      Marie, you may like to go easy on the Kool-Aid.

  2. “What countries are actually better than NZ?”

    Oh my dear there are heaps get out and exerpience the world, it’s wonderful! You could start your Better Countries List with all the ones that Kiwis live in, starting with your nearest neighbor, Australia.

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