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Better late than never, says Coddington

Posted on 02 Dec 2004
“Better late than never” was ACT Education spokesman Deborah Coddington’s reaction to Trevor Mallard’s decision to allow the Secretary for Education the discretion to extend provisional early childhood centre licences from three months to 12.

Mallard plays petty politics while preschoolers suffer

Posted on 01 Dec 2004
Trevor Mallard needs to climb down from his high horse, from where he hurls personal insults, and reassure up to 30,000 Kiwi families that their early childhood centres won’t be closed down next month, ACT Education spokesman Deborah Coddington said today.  

Mallard Treats Taxpayers' Money With Contempt

Posted on 29 Nov 2004
ACT Education Spokesman Deborah Coddington today called on Trevor Mallard to recover taxpayers’ money poured into a Maori wanaga in Waitakere, in light of the local council’s decision to recoup a $2 million loan it made to the Waipareira Trust for the land it was to be built on.  

Maharey - Minister of Double Standards

Posted on 25 Nov 2004
While the Labour Government allows Te Wananga o Aotearoa to flout the law regarding university status, it is passing legislation which unfairly punishes Auckland's Unitec, ACT's Education Spokesman Deborah Coddington said today.  

Social engineering In Students' Economics Tests

Posted on 24 Nov 2004
If ever parents needed proof that New Zealand's education standards have descended into pure brainwashing, they need look no further than this year's NCEA 'seventh form' economics examination paper, ACT Education Spokesman Deborah Coddington said today.

A Simple Yes Or No Will Do, Minister

Posted on 18 Nov 2004
ACT New Zealand Education Spokesman Deborah Coddington today called on Education Minister Trevor Mallard to stop being evasive with questions regarding the so-called “historic” 50 percent pay rise for qualified early childhood teachers.

Practise What You Preach, Minister

Posted on 12 Nov 2004
ACT New Zealand Education Spokesman Deborah Coddington today called on Education Minister Trevor Mallard to practise what he preaches, after acknowledging that his outdated “one size fits all” approach to education doesn't work.

Teachers' Council CEO's Exit Must Be Explained

Posted on 11 Nov 2004
ACT New Zealand Education Spokesman Deborah Coddington today called on Education Minister Trevor Mallard to explain why the Teachers’ Council is advertising for yet another chief executive – its fourth in just over a year.

Teachers Council Blocks Good Teachers

Posted on 02 Nov 2004
While the Teachers Council registers a man convicted of violence against an 11-year-old, it won't register teachers with speeding fines or those who've been teaching overseas, ACT New Zealand Education Spokesman Deborah Coddington revealed today.

NCEA Survey Proves Parents Want Choice

Posted on 12 Oct 2004
When is Education Minister Trevor Mallard going to wake up to the fact that the NCEA is definitely not the "triumph" he claims it to be? ACT New Zealand Education Spokesman Deborah Coddington said today.
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