30 years ago
The solution in part seems to be that the first and second secondary years should have a general subjects one-room one teacher . . . I now work in a List D school where such a scheme obtains and it is hard to credit that these pleasant, hard-working pupils are the same as the insolent, brutal and idle ones that their normal schools found them to be.
The amazingly low morale of the teaching profession . . . is a byword and yet it is a largely modern problem. As such, it can be argued, it derives from the modern conditions of teaching - one of which is the bovine ignorance of educational administration.