It’s not about the Dedepuppets today, but I want to share this video with you. It is about what is currently going on at the polytech where I have been teaching part-time until recently. Last year they got rid of all part-time staff, this year they gave notice to all 53 full-time staff members. Not to discontinue the department and the degrees on offer, but to replace the full-time lecturers with 17 administrators and part-timers from “the industry.” It is a totally unbelievable story and a slap in the face of all the great lecturers that have build the brilliant reputation of this particular department over the years. It is indeed extremely bamboozling when you know that the quality of the department was ranked 4th in NZ and has passed its educational review last year with flying colours.

The students have created this youtube video and I want to support them and my ex-collegues in their fight by sharing it with my readers.