Letter to the Editor: Listen to our teachers as they march for better pay and conditions

Don TittertonAlbany Advertiser
Teachers marched to protest pay and working condition on Tuesday, April 23.
Camera IconTeachers marched to protest pay and working condition on Tuesday, April 23. Credit: Laurie Benson

I am a volunteer at a local Albany Primary School, never been a teacher.

On Tuesday, I marched with the teachers and listened to their arguments for better pay, conditions and where the education system is going off target.

My observation as an outsider in the classroom is this generation of children is being taught in a damaged education system, brought about by influences from big business, who seem to have convinced the Education Department that electronic programs can replace teachers.

Thus, reducing the respect and importance of individual teachers, no wonder so many are leaving the profession.

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There is a bigger picture - the danger of the next generation with limited vision and only one line of thought, as a result of what they are being fed.

Please listen to teachers at the coalface and have pride in being a multi-thinking human society.

Don Titterton, Albany

Letters to the editor must contain the author’s full name, address, and daytime contact number. Letters may be edited for space, clarity or legal reasons. Email news@albanyadvertiser.com or post to PO Box 5168 Albany, WA, 6332.

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