Teachers dealing with more

Recent rants about teachers reminded me of an experience I had while practice teaching many years ago

Recent rants about teachers reminded me of an experience I had while practice teaching many years ago.

My teaching career was short, but there was a boy in one class who ran around the perimeter of the classroom several times screaming at the top of his lungs several times a day. I wanted to stop and soothe him but the class teacher told me to let him continue.

I found this experience deeply distressing and thought the child should not be terrorizing a classroom but sent to a treatment centre where his problem might be solved.

Today’s teachers are expected to deal with many and varied problem children in each classroom. They are worth their weight in gold.

There is no need to increase taxes on poor people to pay teachers an appropriate wage; the rich could be asked to pay their share to create a civil society.

Pat Carson

Sidney