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Is this really our rigorous teacher vetting process?
Giving fingerprints or DNA samples may be the only way to ensure that convicted sex offenders cannot simply give a false name and then be approved as a teacher, says the head of the Teachers Council, Peter Lind.
But he said that such a move would be controversial – but it needed to be part of the discussion. Mr Lind admitted that the council RELIED ON APPLICANTS TO TELL THE TRUTH.
How can they not use a computer to check a teacher is “real” ffs !
I walked into a bank yesterday to open a new account they did everything but anal probe me before they let me DEPOSIT a huge amount of money! and I could have got a job as a teacher faster huh? cool, cept I pretty much hate kids
Someone from a background screening company called Personal Verification Ltd was talking on the radio last night about this teacher/sex offender case. He said that teachers even enjoy the protection of the Clean Slate Act, so that any convictions more than 7 years are concealed. Whereas he said social workers and nannies don’t have that protection. This seems wrong and one wonders how teachers managed to get an exemption from full criminal disclosure.
The guy also said he had looked at the Teachers Registration forms and said there was no requirement to provide proof of identity, like a driver licence or passport.
He reckoned this should be implemented and also that school boards, as the employer, had a responsibility for background checking teachers when it hired them, such as contacting referees and previous schools they had worked at. He said in the current case the schools obviously never did this as they would have uncovered his use of fake identities immediately. I hope this Government enquiry talks to this company as the guy seems to know how to fix the problem.
That’s fucking incredible. What do the brainiacs at the Teachers Council or the Min Ed do? It’s simple:
“Dude, here’s your registration form. Please provide a copy of your birth certificate and your qualification”.
He said that teachers even enjoy the protection of the Clean Slate Act, so that any convictions more than 7 years are concealed. Whereas he said social workers and nannies don’t have that protection. This seems wrong and one wonders how teachers managed to get an exemption from full criminal disclosure.
Griff, there is an element of tribalism within the gangs. The lines of traditional tribalism lining up with gang affiliations is probably not so evident today, though the gangs have taken on their own sense of tribalism which is no doubts attractive to those areas which have been more entrenched in this type of thinking.
The banning of criminal gangs would be a given surely! Also a hardline approach against the gangs (drugs too, it’s their life blood), DAILY, would be the best approach but hey, there’s money to be made in traffic revenue collection.
Legalize cannabis and stop funding gangs by creating a black market
Doing this would also limit their criminal network
Enforce no association orders vigorously
Stamp out the existence of gangs behind bars
We control the environment inside why do gangs persist?
Maoridom must demonize those that join gangs not support them
There is no room in modern life for any excuses for fearal behavior
Key’s weakness is apparent in his appointing of Anne Tolley to the position of Min of Corrections..She was useless as Min of Education and now already as Min of Corrections , she is way out of her depth. Just watch her botch this one.
Doesn’t anyone get sacked for incompetence any more?
Which MPs from which political parties are going to put their hands up and say that they DON’T agree with ‘ONE LAW FOR ALL’?
Which MPs from which political parties are going to put their hands up and say that they DON’T agree ‘that the House should conduct an urgent inquiry into prosecutions relating to the Huljich Kiwisaver Scheme registered prospectuses dated 22 August 2008 and 18 September 2009’?
Especially when to date four ‘regulatory bodies’ – the former (useless) Securities Commission, the new Finance Markets Authority (FMA), the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and the NZ Police – have refused to charge the now Minister of Regulatory Reform, the (new) ACT Party Leader and MP (but for how long?) for Epsom?
“GANGS are no more than animals yet moaridom tolerates even elevates their existence.”
My experience living in a community with a high Maori population is contrary to your claim. The vast majority of Maori are as equally fed up with gangs because their behaviour is indiscriminate, gangs persecute the Maori community just as much as the general population.
The way forward in dealing with ethnic gangs like the Mongrel Mob and Black Power is to deny them of new recruits to their cause. To achieve that involves lifting the aspirational goals of Maori youth to aspire to a life free of crime, drugs and alcohol abuse.
I agree KevinH, and it would be bloody helpful if our government would stop funding gang *work* schemes in the inane belief that that this helps gang and their prospects into gainful employment and lower the crime rate.
Anne Tolley is not useless,
she might not be the brightest star but,
she is not a walkover,
she did Ok in education, they could not walk over her, she at the very least held her own.
National standards and all that.
Anyone taking Lipitor etc.? News out today is that the drug companies are going to be putting warnings on all statins and statin combo drugs re risk of memory loss and Diabetes. How long have they been covering this up? A NZ study indicated memory loss in 2007..It is 2012 so why has it taken them so long?
Bereal, when Mau split from Dallow, I noted that one of the women’s magazines had her photo on the cover, with the caption, Alison’s Courage – “I just don’t love Simon any more”
I had to ask myself – what courage? Lots of people who have been married for a number of years get to thinking they’re not “in love” with their spouse any more – but it also comes down to the commitment you make. Love becomes different as you go on – not so much about the “lovey dovey” feelings, as the commitment and devotion to one another.
It doesn’t take much “courage” to split up with someone – Hollywood stars do it all the time. The hard part is to stick it out and honour your promise.
by the same token, i guess you think that
the US president in charge when the Japs bombed Pearl Harbpour was responsible. Right ?
More importantly, have you any observations regarding a person who, knowing themselves to be bent (ie homo)
then sucks an innocent other, such as Simon Dallow into a marriage just to pass themselves off as straight, while it was
convienient to them ( Alison) then suddenly “comes out” as “gay or bi.”
and society accepts that as cool.
When we know that if it was the other way around and Simon had come out as a bum bandit …………..
a shirt lifter who wanted to have kids as well… that would not be cool.
There once was a toad that was excluded from all Green Toad activities because he was a handsome shade of yellow. So he went to visit a beautiful fairy in the town over who had the power to grant wishes.
“Fairy,” he said. “I would like to be green, so I can play with all the other toads.”
“Granted!” said the fairy, who turned him yellow. Unfortunately, his little toady penis was still yellow.
“What about my penis?” he asked the fairy.
“Oh! For that, you’ll have to go see the wizard.” And so the toad hopped off to find the wizard. Soon, a pink elephant visited the fairy, and he wished to be turned gray. She granted him the wish, but, as with the toad, his penis was still pink. So she told him to visit the wizard.
Tonight, I thought my husband was acting weird. We had made plans to meet at a nice restaurant for dinner. I had been shopping with my friends all day long, so I thought he was upset at the fact that I was a bit late, but he made no comment on it.
Conversation wasn’t flowing, so I suggested that we go somewhere quiet so we could talk.
He agreed, but he didn’t say much. I asked him what was wrong; He said, “Nothing.” I asked him if it was my fault that he was upset. He said he wasn’t upset, that it had nothing to do with me, and not to worry about it.
On the way home, I told him that I loved him. He smiled slightly, and kept driving. I can’t explain his behaviour I don’t know why he didn’t say, ‘I love you, too.’
When we got home, I felt as if I had lost him completely, as if he wanted nothing to do with me anymore. He just sat there quietly, and watched TV.
He continued to seem distant and absent.
Finally, with silence all around us, I decided to go to bed. About 15 minutes later, he came to bed. But I still felt that he was distracted, and his thoughts were somewhere else.
He fell asleep – I cried. I don’t know what to do.
I’m almost sure that his thoughts are with someone else.
The Kim Dotcom interview on Campbell clarified but didn’t add a great deal to the growing concern that US big business could be trying to do over Megaupload and New Zealand just because they can choose whatever target suits them, regardless of whether it’s legally justified or not.
After all they have already shut down the whole business.
Bereal..I am busy..sorry not interested in the Dallow Mau thing .. don’t have an opinion , tho agree with Fletch walking out seems pretty easy for many people.
Steve..I am not understanding you mate..Also others on here know I don’t respond to personal abuse or sarcasm..I am only responding to you now to make this clear.
I have always valued my time and value it even more now having lived in CHCH for the past 18 mths.
Oh my goodness. Weeks later some are starting to wake up.
Now add to that the stain issue and you begin to understand.
Up to 4 years ago there has never been a proper examination of the use of stains and indeed never a study to show that hogh cholesterol is even a problem. No one has studied why people with low cholesterol suddenly drop dead nor indeed if their is any relationship between chloesterol in the blood versus blooked arteries.
All a myth to make Yankee pharma comp[anies rich by having dependent customers.
Similar for products like Premarin. Feed by Dr’s to women at the expanse of womens health. In the last two years virtually withdrawn from the market after finally someone did some proper research.
Yankee corpn’s are bastards. That’s why the rest of the world doesn’t like them.
I posted this last night but since my name change went into moderation it went unnoticed till this morning, but aposite to this topic, is an expose by John Stossell of 60 mins fame on how the US is full of this bullshit, these days:
The Internet is as important as the printed word was.
As printing arose so did a leap in technology and knowledge that lead to the industrial revolution.
The Internet with its real time instant communication is another leap forward that will far reaching and lasting repercussions for humanity.
To let the USA and in particulars her corporations have control is to limit its possibilities.