Students from a different, older generation can recall how great school was. There were no paid school boards — the teachers ran the schools.
Strikes were unheard of. I remember being in classes, where we had five or six rows across and at least six or seven students in each row.
So that would make over thirty-plus in a class. We never had counsellors or depressed kids and we also had to behave.
Teachers are important in the lives of our children. Why have there been so many changes? I certainly don’t believe the schools are better than when I went to school in the 1940s.
We never had to be told how to play, just put outside, winter and summer.
I think it’s time to go back to the old basics that worked, for so many of us. We learned values, and to be responsible!
No strikes for teachers.