Posts by Jeremy Eade

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  • Hard News: Media3: Standards Showdown,

    Funny . I was just watching the presidential debate on msnbc and it starts off with ; I think, an Exxon ad basically saying the U.S needs to be better educated and they site a scientific study across nations students, and we are number 4 and the U.S no. 17 .
    We rock educationally according to Exxon.

    According to most planetary studies our top students are in a position to receive a great education here, but it's something we should and have to build on.

    The problem is there is a multi-generational, decades long problem for struggling students in maths, reading and writing. English is a language that can bamboozle you and maths is a very anxiety driven discipline of time versus result.The school system confuses too many students and bad patterns are set early.Unless remedial concepts are strong and understood we are not going to really deal with this problem.

    auckland • Since Mar 2008 • 1112 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Media3: Standards Showdown,

    Kids are hard to study.
    The quickest way to find out how well your child is reading and writing is to have them read something to you or write something. Ask the kid.

    auckland • Since Mar 2008 • 1112 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Media3: Standards Showdown,

    Statistical recording of correlations in health studies is where stats rocks, in comparing how we think, they tend to be less certain ,such complex beings we are. Well that's what they said at the University.

    auckland • Since Mar 2008 • 1112 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Media3: Standards Showdown,

    Well done Keith.

    The problem I have is the circular logic of the journalists. A passionate desire to want to raise education standards yet an inability or refusal to the understand the math of statistics. Those books are quite hard to read, well they look harder than they are. They explain how we can take data and compare groups to confirm or deny a hypothesis and this amazing math has bought us many break throughs, but it is a math and you need to understand the principles of statistical math if you write about data. It is a shock that Keith can present his education and get kind of snubbed by the babble-science of badly recorded data.Data that is not fit for the math of statistics. Statistics is a standard.

    auckland • Since Mar 2008 • 1112 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Tired and emotional, for reals,

    Reflecting on this it's kind of nice to know journalists have feelings too, like we all do. I do feel a need to point out that Gordon Campbell has been an incredible New Zealand journalist, a Listener must read when I was first introduced to the magazine as a keen reading youngster, and surely a definite influence on the intelligence offered by the great considered writings of Russell.

    auckland • Since Mar 2008 • 1112 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Paying for what doesn't come…, in reply to debunk,

    I guess the big question is how does media earn a crust in 2013? Or does it, is it to big to fail? Well of course.

    auckland • Since Mar 2008 • 1112 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Paying for what doesn't come…, in reply to Sacha,

    Online measuring is not as sharp as you'd think and the measurements are not fully explained to the advertiser.

    The first thing you need to know about a website is the unique visitors and the bounce rate, they go hand in hand. The single visitor figure is a wild figure, the bounce rate shows who actually meant to come to this site.

    The second thing is what are your readers buying, what does public address buy? Do you even read internet ads?

    auckland • Since Mar 2008 • 1112 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Paying for what doesn't come…,

    The most successful financial job I ever had was selling media advertising. You have to twist some arms to hit target but target was good. The problem was the ROI on advertising, it was easy measure for most small business, very little immediate return. Business is built on so much more than a slick ad. That's hurting media revenue as much as online.That's reality.

    auckland • Since Mar 2008 • 1112 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: And so it begins, in reply to DeepRed,

    Completely the wrong place to send a borderline autistic to

    Many of them will have problems at public schools. They're fast, overcrowded places.

    auckland • Since Mar 2008 • 1112 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: And so it begins, in reply to Yamis,

    Yes, on the class size issue.

    There needs to be a further push to reduce class size, which makes the treasury ideological policy of an increase look even more bizarre and out of touch.

    When even the PrimeMinister admits it. He saw it as a major condition of better education when reflecting on the attractiveness of his sons private education.
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    auckland • Since Mar 2008 • 1112 posts Report Reply

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