Natalie Munroe, the American teacher suspened for telling the truth, is my new hero. Number one on my list.
Her comments may have referenced the American education system, but exactly the same thing is happening in Australia. I lay much of the reason for the lazy attitude and non performance of our students at the feet of their parents who refuse to let their children accept responsilibity for their own decisions and actions, or to suffer any consequences.
Teachers are also used as political cannon fodder by all levels of government, instead of governments investing real money in the education system, and parents admitting that they have neglected their parental role in the stupid idea that they need to “buy” their children’s love and need to be their friend rather than their parent.
Anyway, Natalie Munroe is my hero. Tell it like it is, Natalie.
[Thank you to Emjay and Snowy for the alert].