In light of the controversial debate over spring break, I think now is a good time to bring up another issue affecting the education of our children.
It’s the big grey elephant in the middle of the room that people don’t want to talk about: The lack of accountability for poor performance from some of our teachers.
We all know the ones. However our current system has no way of plucking the ‘bad apples’ from the basket and our children’s education suffers because of it.
Perhaps if the teachers were graded as the students are, we would be left with the ones who truly want to be there to educate our children, not the ones who kick back, throw on a movie and ask students to do a lunch run for them.
Hearing the stories out of my kids mouths about how little they actually learn from certain problematic educators infuriates me.
Not only do I now have to teach my kids what they are supposed to learn from their actual teachers (which I am not qualified to do), but my kids have no respect for these persons they should look up too.
So many times we hear of our youth having a lack of respect.
Well, respect is earned and it’s about time some of our educators learned this. I highly respect the teachers that go that extra mile and care about the education of these kids, but it’s about time the teachers who don’t care and are just there for the three months off a year, a great wage and nice pension are given consequences for their poor performance, which essentially impacts the future of our kids.
I see this solely resting on the shoulders of the minister of education and the BCTF. Fix it.