School Zoning

Every year the problems with zoning becomes more apparent. It is a system which traps people into often having to attend their local school against their wishes and refuses to let sucessful schools grow in size if an unsucessful school nearby has spare capacity.

The NZ Herald editorial on the problems at Auckland Grammar (where cunning Aucklanders buy or rent houses that they don’t even live in just so their kids can attend) is a good one.

And talking of education issues have a read about the brainwashing, sorry social justice training, that takes place in US teachers colleges.

As an example:

The University of Alabama College of Education is “committed to preparing individuals to promote social justice, to be change agents, and to recognize individual and institutionalized racism, sexism, homophobia, and classism.”