I'd like to see more informed analysis of the likely impact on private sector investment of replacing Labour's approach with the new National one.
Scoop's collation of stories about the Royal Commission includes a variety of responses, many focused on the proposed representational arrangements which Cabinet seem likely to tweak next week.
Phelan's discourse is messy but it is not beautiful.
Paul, understanding is more than "thinking" or "reasoning".
Continuing the autism threadjack,
the DomPost explores pressure on under-resourced schools from a rise in autistic students.
The plight was highlighted by a family that was asked to remove their child from an Auckland school last week because it did not have the resources or knowledge to cope, a principal said.
The school told the parents if they wanted the child to return they would have to pay for a teacher aide. It was only after intervention from a school that specialises in dealing with autism that the child was allowed to return to school.
"Nobody was accepting their child and they couldn't see a way forward."
The Education Act guarantees all children the right to attend their local school.
Academic papers aren't normally written for a non-academic audience...
Kyle, I agree, but I'm saying nobody is writing for the non-academic audiences. It's a waste when good thinking is walled off from most of the population, only to erupt confusingly like the paper that started this conversation.
That's a bigger problem than one field of study, but even in a strictly academic context, PoMo has a deserved reputation for verbiage regardless of the value of its underlying concepts.
Sometimes "clarity" does not illuminate the messy beauty of the world, despite its tempting reassurance of truth.
We don't ask it of physicists, please oh Mr Einstein could you make relativity easier to understand
Good point - and look how many decades it took for quantum experts to catch up with some of his ideas.
I wrote that before seeing Giovanni's last post.
I agree, Giovanni - making it too simple loses the point. But there has to be a "way in" before it can become a more broadly engaging, less elitist conversation.
It takes more work and skill to find simple words (and it is something I really want to get better at). I reckon dense academic wankery reflects lack of ability or time more than a desire to obscure or to preserve an exclusive club.
I also believe there is a place for beauty and grace in the language that explores our complex contexts. I wonder if some of what I have read sounds any more fittingly magical in French? You might know - is anyone weaving Maori or Pacific ideas, words and ways of telling stories into the evolving practise here?