We need to wake up to the reality that teachers’ pay impacts quality of education
Posted Monday, September 23 2013 at 01:00
I don’t believe that by threatening teachers over their industrial action, our government will solve the challenges of our education system. We should not be moved by the belief that threats deter men from the course they believe is right.
I don’t approve of the belief that the good things in life shall be retained as the exclusive right of a minority of the population (politicians, etc), which reduces the majority of the population to a position of subservience and inferiority and keeps them in a poor state to work where they are told and behave as they are told by the ruling minority. I’m sure the overwhelming majority in this country are with me! This can only change if this government removes financial injustice.
The financial discrimination against teachers and other civil servants in this country is unacceptable and government action to fix the salary disparities is long overdue! If only the decision makers could imagine themselves or their sons and daughters as teachers, they would remove these injustices.
Yes, let us love our country and preach patriotism and think of the poor little children who are not getting their education – proper quality education, that is. But let’s face it; we are all pretending to offer them an education. The government must address the teachers pay issue once and for all because it affects the overall quality of education.
Nassur Taban el-Tablaz,