The Dominion post reports that there are 'hundreds of unfit teachers' working in our schools and ECE centres. Recoil in horror at the list of crimes – drugs, porn, violence.... over 600 hundred complaints (with 300 criminal convictions being the basis for investigation) that saw 50 teachers stripped of their licence to teach. Is this a media beat-up? Sure fucking is!
The original is here:
and here is University of Auckland's Thomas Lumley – a professor of statistics – and his take on the data analysis:
So we have 600 complaints out of 96,000 registered teachers (this higher figure is discussed in the comments section) with gives us 1 complaint per 289 teachers a year. Is this a big deal? No. Lumley reveals how the police face complaints to 1 in 4 officers, while 'the press' – busy whipping the public into an anti-teacher frenzy, receive 1 complaint per 66. Oh the hypocritical bastards.
I ranted about this very subject in my first post. I'm sure we shall return in the not too distant future.