call for schools to boycott the WCED annual systemic tests is yet another
attempt at avoiding accountability of teachers, for which SADTU is notorious.
Department has informed them time and time again of the benefits of these tests
and why they conduct them.
are not convinced, and they are entitled to their opinion.
are not, however, entitled to interfere with the running of the Department.
of MEC of WECD, Jessica Shelver says in a statement if entire schools in areas
of similar socio-economic circumstances achieve massively different results, it
needs to be asked why.
says A child has one opportunity to be at school.
It must be the best experience possible.
cannot worry about the sensitivities of unions about exposing bad teaching.
saying that If they had to rely on the ANA’s, they would have no results on
which to base their School and District Improvement Plans.
Unless the ANA’s are independently set and
marked and internationally benchmarked, they will not replace their systemic
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