HELP, HELP – LET ME OUT OF HERE!
Schools are increasingly becoming institutions with inordinate demands and pressures being placed upon them. Most come from ‘on high’, from an unempathetic educational hierarchy and from their commanders, the governments of the day.
Too many educators in schools, principals, teachers and support staff can’t wait to embrace retirement. Increasingly, people can’t wait out the time until retirement years, resign and leave.
I have always been saddened by the fact that so many teachers and principals, many years and years from retirement, cannot wait to walk out the school gate for the very last time.
When that finally happens, they erupt in phyrric exaltation and never ever look back to consider or study their legacy.
How sad. How personally undervaluing.
For more than a few, the countdown starts years from the end of their careers. They would love to quit earlier but can’t because of financial obligations and lack of savings and superannuation. For them teaching and educating has become a drudge.
No matter what camouflage efforts are employed, this must impact negatively upon their families, their schools and students.
And upon their own psyche and character.