NQS and Bureaucracy
Centre Support talks to many services across Australia and some educators are becoming angry about the NQS. It’s not hard to see why.
In NSW a service was assessed and their teacher wasn’t recognised, even though the teacher had been a NSW public school kindergarten (first year of school) teacher for the past 30 years.
Why was this a problem? The assessor went to teachers’ college with this teacher; same year, same class, same qualification. So with this qualification the assessor can assess the service but the teacher can’t be recognised as an early childhood teacher without further lower level studies?
These stupid bureaucratic inconsistencies are another part of the slow destruction of the NQS.
Just stop and think about how angry you would be if you were in this situation. Your classmate can judge you as inferior. You are not recognised as an early childhood teacher by your classmate.
What is going on? Is it one rule for some and another rule for others? Where will this lead us?