There are many issues that are brought down the pipe which fertilize the discontent of students and teachers.
But the blockages in the system are created by the government, the union and the administration of their own rules.
For a teacher to improve their own plot in the classroom there needs to be tools that will accomplish that end.
Pro-D days are not evaluated and shown to increase the education of the workforce.
People should be hired and evaluated by their willingness to progress in their field of study.
Accredited courses and certificates should be offered to teachers to work on through the year if they wish to do them on Pro-D days.
This would be measurable and should be an aspect of the hiring process.
Extracurricular participation is key to students well being but form work and hoops to jump through that have leaked into the system by the insurance industry that prevents it.
There is no reason not to legislate a good samaritan law that prevents a coach from being sued except for participation in a criminal act.
Activities by teachers should also be an aspect of the hiring process.
To expect education system improvement without career expanding incentive and opportunity is ignorant of the meaning of the advancement that most workers strive for.
Our children’s health or sense of community pride comes through after-school clubs and sports. Pay more to teachers who are willing to put in the hours.
Competition and reward is what drives most of us, so step onto the field, there is nothing to fear; if you fall down, just get back up again.
Or, we could keep pushing more into the pipe as it is already backing up.
We all know where it will end up because it always flows down hill.