Edit 2: The Cardfightback Team thinks someone should report Max Agnew and Jeff Parker to the Teachers Registration Board. Or lots of us should. Gather your evidence and submit a formal complaint about any/all of their NEGLIGENT and POSSIBLY CRIMINAL behaviour. Especially if it has to do with kids and kids’ safety. DO NOT TELL THE EDUCATION DEPT FIRST, DON’T GIVE THEM ANY WARNING. Remember, it is Educ Dept that is allowing this to happen. THEN TELL THE NEWSPAPERS, GET THE STORY OUT!
Agnew, Maxwell Graeme: Full Reg No. 10777 Expires: 31/12/2016
Parker, Jeffrey Raymond: Full Reg No. 5057 Expires: 31/12/2016
Edit 1: A new CE (we wish!): Captain Embarrassment (sorry Phil Brennan, you’re now in 2nd place), click on it to read the story. Extra points if you manage not to gag at Chandler’s terrible arse-licking:
Department of Education chief executive Ken Davies fined after being caught speeding in a school zone
A new Twitter follower caught the Team’s eye recently, Steve Edgington.
We think Steve, ex-copper from Tennant Creek – now working in Dept of Chief Minister – might be keeping watch on us making fun of another famous Tenant Creek resident, Dan Bourchier. A big CFB welcome for Steve everyone!
Just like the Catholic Church moving paedophile priests from parish to parish to continue their abuse of children, so too NT Dept of Education moves career-destroying principals from school to school to continue their abuse of teachers.
ORGANIZATIONS LIKE NT Dept of Education BREED SCARED, OBEDIENT EMPLOYEES BY BULLYING ANYONE WHO DARES TO SPEAK OUT.
PUBLIC EXPOSURE WILL HELP TO EDUCATE AND INFORM EVERYONE.
Following the NT GOV lead, say hello to Max Agnew. Or Max Aggro as his staff call him.
Max used to work at Lajamanu. Some of the staff he rooted (not in the Hylton Hayes way) were George Evers, Margaret Jones and Sonja Blaskovic and there are many more. We know they complained about him to AEUNT and DoE.
The Aggro got so bad the community were discussing Max with NAAJA and the CLC about how to get rid of him.
There were other teachers and support staff that were done over, for example with him dishonouring promised conditions after they travelled thousands of kilometers for a job, but they’re afraid to speak up – A common problem we find.
Senior DoE managers visited Lajamanu to try and stem the bleeding. The school was full of young new graduates who had contracts because he drove out the mature experienced staff. Many other former staff wrote to DoE senior managers and the AEUNT about this principal’s inappropriate and unethical behaviour. In two years he had driven out at least 16 staff in his quest to ‘reform the school’. The arrogant bully even boasted about it on his LinkedIn page:
Did you catch the BULLSHIT-propaganda? Same as Ken Dav-L-ies tries to do here: https://teachingintheterritory.wordpress.com
“As a result of performance management increased attendance has been a feature of the school…”
- How does Max Aggro measure this? 2. Does he tell us? 3. How does he know it is solely because of this so-called “performance management”?
The answers: 1. He doesn’t. 2. He doesn’t. 3. He doesn’t. HE’S BULLSHITTING US. Same as Ken Dav-L-ies tries to do: https://teachingintheterritory.wordpress.com
Does anyone else in NT Dept of Education try to BULLSHIT us? Oh yes. Here is Tony Considine
BULLSHITTING us about Direct Instruction at Max Aggro‘s latest school in Borroloola:
After bringing the ABC to witness the latest DoE attempt at teaching a foreign langange (English) the wrong way – AKA Direct Instruction – Mr Considine said:
“It was clearly evident that students with good attendance progress in their literacy quickly when studying using the Direct Instruction technique.”
Clearly evident Tony?! Show us the figures. Explain your methodology. Let’s see your evidence.
The CFB Team think the only thing “clearly evident” is: even after 29 years in education you don’t have a fucking clue what you’re talking about. Just feeding us more BULLSHIT & SPIN.
How ironic that it was the ABC who came back to Borroloola to see Max in action, now with the whole community against him. Read what the community have to say about Max Aggro, IT’S POWERFUL STUFF:
“Elders in the community have complained to both the Education Department and Minister about what they describe as a culture of bullying at the school.”
“We will have to stop the kids going to school until we get an answer back from both the Education Department and the Minister,” Mr Rory said.
“This is the first principal to ever come in here and do this stuff now. We never had that in our life.”
He even got rid of Ken Duncan, long time Assistant Principal, and his wife who worked for the NLC, both were loved by many in the school and community.
So what did wanker Aggro have to say to defend himself?
“The principal was not available to comment but the Education Department released a statement through a spokesperson.”
Max is available to talk about Direct Instruction and how he gets rid of teachers he doesn’t like….but nothing to say about community threatening to keep their kids at home because of his bullying!!!
“A Dept spokesperson said”…. WHAT AN INSULT. You can’t even put your name to it anymore Weber, you sick little coward, hiding behind “spokesperson”.
“The department defended the current principal as an expert in his field, and cited successful tenures in schools across the Northern Territory and Queensland.”
Does that include Lajamanu we wonder?
Yet again NT DoE is destroying our kids’ education in their continuing support of another bullying principal. But it doesn’t matter because it’s just more blackfellas….right Mrs Weber? Would you let Max get away with this CRAP if he was at Casuarina Senior College or Darwin High? No fucking way. But Lajamanu and Borroloola, they’re just blackfella country, who gives a shit about them, right Mrs Weber?
This is not the first time of course…Max Agnew had similar problems at Lajamanu and just like those paedophile priests he was moved somewhere else.
Will anything happen to Max for all the problems he is causing? Not according to his wife who was advising everyone that nothing will happen to her husband because “he is good mates with Trevor Watts and they worked together in Qld.”
Now that Trevor Watts has retired….and with Laurie Andrew taking over….maybe something will be done?
Not likely, Laurie Andrew has a history of covering things up for his employer, hiding sexual assault against children allegations – you’ll fit right in at NT Dept of Education seeing as they did it for years:
How many complaints have to be received about this bloke and how many times will Laurie Andrew have to go and support him before anything is done to help those being bullied?
And to Hell with the kids’ education….who cares about that?!
Here are some questions we’d like answered about MAX AGNEW:
How his wife was able to access a teachers aide position at Lajamanu and how she again was able to get a teachers aide postion at Booroloola even though these positions were only for Indigenous applicants.
How he restricted staff to one business day per term and only if the other teachers covered your class while he and his wife were able to take three business days combined with a public holiday to purchase a retirement property in Nth Qld.
How he lured the last four annciliary staff who worked in the school kitchen to Lajamanu and then changed their contract conditions when they got there. Both couples wrote to management about him.
How the three grievances lodged against him…and counting….are going.
Why it was OK to pressure a long standing remote teacher into a nervous breakdown in an effort to force her out of the school. This was a lady who had worked in Lajamanu for 13 years and was loved by the community. She taught sunday school and sang with the children. She also opened her classroom in the afternoons to teach music.
He took her off early childhood class and gave her the middle school girls who she had already taught in early childhood. He gave her the hardest class in the school with the worst behaviour and worst attendance patterns. She also supported her aged mother and disabled sister. Other staff witnessed him bullying her. The office administrator and senior teacher witnessed his actions and raised their concerns.
What did Laurie Andrew and Trevor Watts do about this teacher.
Why he felt it was ok to denigrate Indigenous staff at meetings when they were not present.
Why a new building with two classrooms was used as a gym while the high school classes were next to Primary classrooms.
What the CLC rangers co-ordinator will tell us about his planning for the 2014 and 2015 bush camps.
And then there’s all those serious pool safety breaches that will be reported shortly….
We hear that ABC national reporting team and Koori Mail are asking questions about Mr Parker and his cattle prodder at Kalkaringi. And so they should be. Another dangerous principal?…..Jeff Parker, if those allegations are true then you should be put in jail & your Best Principal award chucked in the bin.
Fingers crossed the truth comes out.
ps: this story above is a good example of wilful blindness. It’s also called negligence for all you legal eagles out there. Looking the other way when you know things have turned to shit and people are suffering. Classic NT Dept of Education behaviour.
If only we could vote career bureaucraps like Ken Dav-L-ies & Catherine Weber out like we do with pollies! Or even better….drag them into Court for their behaviour!!!
Here’s a great TED talk about it and the damage it causes.
The best bit comes from about 5m 57 secs in. Enjoy and share!