THE EDITOR, Sir:
Jamaica's Ministry of Education should go around to public schools frequently and audit their operations without notifying them. I want to highlight some of the injustices that are taking place in our public schools. They are as follows:
- Students under siege for hours because a teacher's phone was missing.
- Students being charged as much as $50 for PATH lunches.
- Students being told they have to live with their learning conditions because their parents voted for the People's National Party.
- The classes are starting late daily because principal and teacher are selling in tuck shop.
- Students are given too much work to do in the curriculum for their age.
- Teachers are borrowing students' belts to beat other students.
- The principal is operating the school as if it is a private limited liability company.
- There were 15 textbooks on the booklist for a grade six student while other schools use only eight textbooks while studying the same curriculum.
Spring Garden, St Thomas