Why New Zealand schools will continue to fail
Schools are failing our children, especially boys. That’s another debate but it’s a simple reality that has existed and has been worsening for more than 20 years, and directly impacts the male teacher issue being raised in this article.
The headline can be read two ways; firstly that we are failing to attract more males to teaching (which is not true) or that there are efforts to get more male teachers to fail (which not surprisingly is exactly what this feminist country does).
It was not male teachers who were removed from schools. It was men who were teachers. These men came under attack for being men, still are, and are still being driven out of the profession.
For those ‘men’ that remain, they are mostly older and in senior positions. These men are considered legitimate targets of the feminist regime, because they still occupy much more than 50% of the principal and senior management positions.
This is considered unfair; an unacceptable state of inequality, which must be remedied so women have their fair share of higher paying jobs and leadership roles.
That, while it is constantly bitched about, is a situation that exists because of the numbers of men who did previously teach as a lifetime career, and is not a situation that will last in perpetuity as those who are not bullied out of the education system are ageing and will retire.
In the past 10 years the number of male teachers in both primary and secondary schools has dropped. Last year men made up only 16.5 per cent of primary school teachers and 41.2 per cent at high schools.
As usual we get the dodgy statistics approach from a journalist and sometimes you simply can’t tell whether they are feminist thinkers, too lazy to do their job, or just plain dumb.
What the article doesn’t talk about is gender ratios of teachers through age groups. For teachers under 30 years of age, across all sectors males constitute about 12% and women constitute about 17%.
What this means is close to 50% more female teachers are being brought into the profession, yet there is an oversupply of teachers, where male teachers are qualifying but not being employed.
He said despite male teachers being in a minority, scholarships were only available for women, disabled people and those from varying ethnic backgrounds.
Not only are male teachers being deliberately excluded, female teachers are also being given financial assistance to ensure there is never a short supply of female teachers.
Not all out teachers qualify in New Zealand. About 20% of our teacher numbers are imports. What the gender ratio of employed teachers is I don’t know, but I’d put money there being far more foreign female teachers than male.
When you arrive at the mid 30’s age group, there are slightly more male than female teachers (obviously because of female teachers having children) but the imbalance is quickly back by age 40.
There are different reasons for men not being employed in junior schools, but when you factor in the greater number of female primary school teachers into these numbers you can see that high school teacher gender ratios are being deliberately managed to ensure a dominance of female numbers in all age groups, on a continuing basis.
Male teachers are being excluded as newly qualified teachers to ensure that female teachers remain the dominant number in all age groups in secondary schools, except in the older age groups where that process has yet to take effect.
The current peek of majority women teachers is around 45 years of age, so the wave of imbalance has about 10 – 15 years to roll before the bubble of older male teachers is removed and female teachers have an all-age-group majority in numbers.
While the majority of retiring teachers are male and the majority of graduate teachers are female; how can the number of male teachers increase? It can’t, the number of male teachers must lower.
The ministry planned to address gender disparity in the teaching workforce “but will always do so within the law and will work with the Human Rights Commission, where appropriate, to ensure this happens”.
The Ministry has no intention of addressing the gender disparity, quite obviously, they are doing the opposite and justifying their inaction by saying we cannot break the law.
We’ve discussed the handy work of the ‘Wimin’s Rights Commission’ here before:
Rotorua principal and former Secondary Principals’ Association president Patrick Walsh recalled the drive for scholarships but said a decision by the Human Rights Commission halted the initiative.
When you get past the propaganda and crap reporting, you can see that our secondary school system is being designed this way, it’s not an accident.
While our secondary schools are being manufactured this way it’s not the only reason why our schools will fail. It’s well known that our primary schools are undisciplined environments that suit the entitled attitudes of the little female brats this country now pumps out.
Primary schools fail boys and as more mothers realise this they are and will keep their sons away from that environment. You don’t send boys to school five days a week to fail.
The roll on effect of this to secondary school is that the undisciplined entitled environment is deteriorating and even dedicated female teachers are finding the stress and workload is not worth it, financially or emotionally.
Good teachers don’t get paid enough to cope with the stress and accept failing students, as a lifestyle. Even female teachers want out.
Any sensible male student who has been through the public high school process, experienced and witnessed the model first-hand, isn’t going to be any hurry to pursue a teaching career. If you were a male with a tertiary qualification you’d probably want to work in another country with a better school system; why would you want to be a teacher?
We are not going to attract the quality of teacher, mostly men (but also women) we saw in our schools a generation ago. And those ‘male teachers’ that enter this now feminist environment will be expected to behave, not as men, but to conform to feminist ideals and expectations.
In 20 years time we will see our secondary schools, across all teacher age-groups, dominated by females with the majority of principal and senior positions held by women.
We will see far less males in teaching than we have now.
We can expect the failure rates that we see for boys at primary level to roll into secondary schools.
We can expect these schools to become more undisciplined female oriented cesspits of failure.
We can expect the quality of both male and female teachers and their teaching standards to drop significantly.
We can expect the failure rate of students to increase especially for boys.
But that’s what feminists want, and if they have to destroy our education system to do it, they will.
They already have, and in time our tertiary institutes will follow suit.