The part that is of most significance is the statement that NZEI believes there are clear links between National Standards and the position the Ministry has taken in the primary teacher and principal bargaining.
What this means is that the NZEI is going to go on strike unless they get a massive pay increase as “compensation” for national standards.
It’s never really been about national standards. No one could seriously think they are a bad thing to do. It’s all about league tables and pay.