I recently saw the following question posted on www.edchatsa.co.za, “Is there still place for a teacher-librarian in a modern school?”. What I find more interesting than the question itself is, what is a ‘modern’ school. There are those who believe that the biggest priority of a school, in order to be classified as ‘modern’, is [...]
To improve education, SADTU must match its words with its deeds. Any discussion on education in South Africa inevitably begins with a litany of its failings. These collectively constitute an “education crisis”. Like most truths that are repeated often enough, this litany has turned into political cliché and lost the power to shock. That is why the new angle, in a speech by Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga this week, got people listening again.