More on Education

Look, I can’t help myself.  I got this damn awful magazine in the newspaper recently and it really got me going, so I’m writing another one about education.

I’m really upset you know, with teachers.  Sure they do a great job, except for Sister Jean, she simply scared and scarred me for life.

Time to bring the teachers into the new world of work.  Get this, and work with it.  You get 4, maybe 6 weeks annual leave a year.  That’s it.  No more.  I know, I know, you really only get 4 weeks a year already, and during the term holidays you’re simply not required to show up at school.  The reality is that you get lots and lots of holidays a year, and you don’t want to give them up.  Why should you?  But, however, and that, you have no excuse for taking days off during the school term.  There is no room for early finishes or late starts.  There is no need for ‘student-free’ days.  You have plenty of time during school breaks between terms to do all the professional development you need.

Don’t try and tell me you work hard.  Duh.  Of course you do.  I do too.  I only get 4 weeks grazing time per year, I work long hours, often more than I get paid for.  Sometimes I have to work late, and sometimes I have to come in early.  Its the way we work.  There are a lot more stressful jobs than yours.  Get back to school and do some bloody work will you.  Oh, and stop simply copying the text books and giving it out as assignments.  What you have no more ideas?

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