The PPTA website claims 18,000 members but Adolf is unsure whether membership of the PPTA is a pre-condition for registration.
This latest appalling example of bully-boy tactics over a minor issue, combined with its history of crying wolf (ably documented by Matthew Hooton) leads me to conclude NZ would be better off without the PPTA. It's time to give it the arse.
The education minister should:-
- immediately legislate to make membership of the PPTA voluntary.
- write to all Boards of Trustees advising the 'instructions' from the PPTA to its members to boycott charter schools are illegal.
- ask Boards of Trustees to write to all teaching staff advising that any attempt to 'boycott' charter schools will result in disciplinary action.
- apply to the courts for the deregistration of the PPTA.
"(ii) If the Executive shall at an ordinary meeting thereof by a two-thirds majority of those present and entitled to vote resolve that such member be expelled or excluded from membership by reason of:
(a) wilful disregard of any policy decided upon by the Annual Conference of the Association or decisions of the National Executive ...."
And here are some of the children these people turn out.