ALL HAVE ROLE IN FIX­ING ED­U­CA­TION

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - OPINION -

The ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem and know-it-all re­form­ers need to get off teach­ers’ backs (“An­gela Mollard: Our teach­ers de­serve more”, 7/5).

Ev­ery at­tempt at im­prov­ing aca­demic stan­dards and stu­dent be­hav­iour is di­rected yet again at the teach­ers.

The mind­set is that if only we can “fix the teach­ers” ev­ery­thing will im­prove.

The fools never no­tice that stu­dents, par­ents, ad­min­is­tra­tors, the cur­ricu­lum and the sys­tem it­self are all part of the equa­tion. They also never ac­cept that an equa­tion has to be bal­anced.

They will tell you that teach­ers are pro­fes­sion­als and it is their job to take re­spon­si­bil­ity and im­prove them­selves. So what? They are re­spon­si­ble only for their part of it. Par­ents and stu­dents are on the pay­roll too via gov­ern­ment fund­ing. They also have an obli­ga­tion to so­ci­ety as much as teach­ers do.

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