Quote: Originally Posted by karrie
Schools are not fully funded. I have to pay $110 per child, every year, fundraise for playground and sports equipment, and pay out of pocket for field trips, and any 'extras', such as when the schools have in hands on learning modules such as their bridge building classes, boat making classes, etc. The costs climb as children get older, with text book fees, locker fees, and field trip fees all growing as the child does.
a field trip? what is that. when I was a kid in school, I remember one trip per year to the library
down town, and I participated in may day, that was it, no such thing as field trips, or any other
extra caricular activities.
The field trips started somewhere during my kids growing up, became more and more, and professional
days, they are a joke, just an excuse for teachers to have long week ends.
There should be a happy medium somewhere for 'school funding', just as there should be for 'military spending',
but for soldiers, I believe there is no limit of funding, so that they are fully equipped for
proper safety, and not driving around in death vehicles with no side armour as they were in iraq
and afghanistan earlier on. That was disgusting, under the liberal government.
The teachers now are just 'those children',now grown up, who got away with anything, and now, are teaching at a level
where they let kids get away with anything.
When I went to school, one did not talk back to any teacher, or you were immediately sent to the office,
the teacher was 'boss', and that is how it should be.
The only thing I disagree with long ago, was the strap, the pendulum has swung too far the other way now.
Just like many of those young people were trashing the police and firemen during the riot, (one even
punched a fireman), the school kids are allowed to talk like that in school, and some, at home.
Yeah, wouldn't it be nice if kids in school had respect for teachers, and wouldn't it be nice if the
teachers 'demanded' that respect, instead of allowing it.