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Sunday, 22 September 2013

Since the 1980s

"Staff have been brutalized by successive govts of all shades. A throw-away mentality predominates."
 I feel the need to offload, to stand up and be counted. 


Because we are in the throes of the political silly season and the cud is being chewed to no avail.

Teachers or I ought to say good/real/true teachers never switch off from education. It haunts and rules their lives.
Add on onerous time-wasting tasks set by Government. Impose a culture where teachers are pilloried by successive Governments...

“A good teacher is like a candle – consuming itself to light the way for others.” ~ Anon


Joy said...

Thank you. :-)

Sayre said...

I really wish it were not that way.

My son is in a very different kind of school - but they still have to adhere to state standards. Apparently this year, those have gotten quite intrusive and made true teaching quite difficult. The teachers are VERY unhappy about it, which was apparent during the Open House last week. World History now starts in the Byzantine era. Nothing happened before then according to the state. The Language Arts teacher practically had steam coming out of his ears as he described his course and the "standards" the state has changed. They're doing the best they can, but even the progressive schools are having to deal with nonsense.

joanygee said...

Oh no! I hoped your son's school would be free from that kind of interference.