Rant or rave – your say
Not the Full Picture
In regards to the article ‘‘Kindies suffer Drop in Quality’’ ( Mirror, August 20) by Aimee Wilson, why is the education sector so often the target of biased reporting?
The quotes selected from a number of ERO reports have been used to support an overly negative view.
The reporter fails to include positive remarks, such as the ‘‘positive relationships between teachers and children’’ in day-today practice and that ‘‘children benefit from a variety of diverse and rich experiences teachers provide’’.
While it may be true that some centres need improvement in some areas, they may also be excelling in other areas.
As a mother of three, with two currently attending Frankton Kindergarten, I am happy with the early childhood experiences they are receiving. This is a kindergarten my children enjoy, with caring and qualified teachers.
I challenge parents to read their individual kindergarten’s ERO reviews and judge the level of quality for themselves.
You know when your children are happy and making progress.
Nicole Lowrey Queenstown
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