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Re: corruption in education

Posted by alexandra_k on November 2, 2019, at 17:42:07

In reply to corruption in education, posted by alexandra_k on November 2, 2019, at 17:14:49

and who profits?

who profits from the senior officials in new zealand being incompetent?

who profits when the talented and hardworking people are forced to flee?

where do they flee to?

to do all the jobs the locals don't want?

i am seeing that that was the point of the ANU thing, now.

it wasn't Australia helping New Zealand it was Australia helping itself to New Zealand.

the students who weren't having their PhDs signed off in a timely fashion were, for the large part, non Australian.

the Australians were signed off in more of a timely fashion. The Australians were going on to jobs in the US or the best of the jobs in Australia or into Medicine in Australia. But, hey, they could have done Medicine in NZ, too, since Australians can get NZ student loans and allowances and pay NZ dollars to do NZ Degrees as local students -- but NZers cannot take out Australian loans to do Australian Degrees... Though they might be offered research scholarships to do the jobs the Australians don't want but they certainly don't get to take out Australian loans to do things like Medicine!

Canberra f*ck*d over the state of North Carolina. The Research School of Social Sciencs. The Australian National University. However you want to play that. The state offered an 'exchange' program (that was a one way deal) of an Australian student getting to visit for 1 academic year and audit graduate level courses while receiving a living stipend for teaching work. Mostly Australians werent' sent... Mostly New Zealanders were sent. Mostly Australians didn't want to go to NOrth Carolina. They mostly wanted to go someplace 'glamerous' for less time. Be a tourist. Show off at a flashy conference.

Then the economy turned. Australia didn't offer a single post-graduate research 1 year contract to any student from North Carolina. After.. How many years of funding their PhD students for an additional year breadth in their coursework... Not a single post-doctoral fellowship.


The students who visited (on their own dime) were treated like garbage. Were treated like 'out-group' and were publically humiliated and mocked (after drunken parties). Just appalling behavior. There is no other way to put that / to look at that. Just really fuckign horrific.

Yeah... I totally want to be a philosopher...

How... Motivating. How.. Inspiring.

Of course I know that a number of visiting academics visited and saw all this... And I know their participation was marginal. ANd I know (more retrospectively) that many of them were coming from smaller colleges with more care towards their students. I know journals have been taken away...

Sanction. Whatever. Things have been dealt with a bit.

It's just... Not meaningful to me, anymore. The abstract. The meta. The conversations. Talking. I don't get enjoyment out of it anymore. People don't say enlightening things. Motivating things. Inspiring things. The whole country is on lockdown...

There is an election coming. I don't know, I guess things will continue on teh way they have been.

Someone needs to tell the farmers they need to go back to growing things other than animals. People need to eat, of course, but we want to respect forms of life. Now you need to engage in a public education program about nervous system and pain.... Or not. People.. There are none so stupid as those whose livlihood involves their being stupid.

I am done talking to people.

I know they are trying to undermine my transcript to have me beleive that everything is random. They want everything to be random so then they don' thave to feel bad about having so many holidays. No poitn working anyway, right? They are committed...

There actually isn't anything they could say that would get to me, anymore.

THey have well and truly established that they are willing to go out of their way to do everything they can to ensure taht I am kept kicked back adn down and under them. THey are happiest if everybody thinks I lack the capacity for... ANything... Anything other than a life on welfare.

I guess it's part of the set up now so there is less kerfuffle when I am nin Medical school. The idea of reputation preceeding me. That's the kid who wrote a thesis in a few months (because they refused to enrol me as they are required to do since they are a public university) that's the kid who sued the university into giving her the degree (so just fuckign sign her off already).

Things really are that corrupt, here.

Our prime minister has more recently refused to meet with Maaori leaders who have been repeatedly summoning her. She said that she will not meet with them because it would be seen to be circumventing proper process. They have heritage claims to the land -- but other people have legitimate claims too and all those claims need to be heard and considered and proper process needs to be followed.

We have had enough of being forced to attend meetings where we don't have speaking rights to hear the leaders go on and on and on and on and on about nonsense becuase they are invested in keepign the things they ahve and doing nothing with tehm and not allowing anybody in tehir community to do anything to. No reading writing and airthmetic for you. No sewerage system. No house.


They summon me to meetings to talk about my essay that they think they have the right to fail because... Because... Because.. Because my skin is the wrong color. Becuase they think they can get away with it.

They did get away with it. They weren't wrong.

I was forced to drop out of the Degree and leave the University because they woudl have irrevokably ruined my GPA.

This was allowed by the University of Auckland.


That's the best we can do. In New Zealand. Take the kid with the 8.6 GPA (on a 9 point scale) and fail the kid because she refuses to attend a meeting whereby someone is going to lecture her on how she is not capable of passing a first year essay on health equity for public health. That's right she has no f*ck*ng idea about issues of health equity. She just doesn't f*ck*ng get it. She shuld be chased away from teh University quickly quickly quickly quickly quickly...

Because they have their own kids. THe champions of equity.

Someone gotta give the natives their shots (whether they want their shots or not). You know, because top and tailing your kids only really works when you have them 2 to a bed.


I guess this is why I do get to do it. And they don't.

I f*ck*ng hate this country.




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