In the weekend I was catching up on the NZ Curriculum auction on Trade Me. My 8 year old daughter was asking why Mr Hawkins was doing selling it. Mr Hawkins being the seller on and also her principal.
I told her he was upset about the national standards the government were planning to bring in. She asked, "what they were"?
"All children will be tested and assessed so your teacher knows where you are at with your reading, writing and maths" I replied.
"Then what"? She says.