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Feedback: Pity The School Teachers

Dear Sir,

Pity the school teachers, who unenviably find themselves sandwiched between the conflicting demands of taxpaying parents, that blithely send their children off to daily political correctness class; and their government employer, that preaches “good faith bargaining” but practices school yard bullying tactics.

Teachers, Government and parents - get real! Our children - your customers - are being lobotomised by a coercive state education system while you lot fight over small change. This whole charade need never happen because the state shouldn¹t run education in the first place, nor should education be compulsory.

If education was of any value at all, it wouldn¹t need to be compulsory. Similarly, there isn¹t any incentive for compulsory education to improve beyond its egalitarian mediocrity, because it has a monopolist captive market. The system doesn¹t care - but for votes, and unthinking voters are preferred!

All education should be privately run and voluntary. Only then will teachers and schools come up to standard in order to attract students and parents who will willingly pay for quality education of their choice.

Barry Cole


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