hard-working, dedicated and committed
While it is likely that more suggestions were made on how to fix the South African education system at the recent South African Principals’ Association gathering, the media’s focus on challenges from Habib, Van Rhyn and Chetty omitted society’s general acceptance of mediocrity.
The call for “hard-working, dedicated…committed, honest,…fair, transparent” and exemplary leadership should be balanced with an equally bold challenge at unions, interest groups and parents who do not consistently encourage boldness in the face of obstacles.
It’s become rather predictable how people respond to the South African education crisis. This response is nothing new. Boldness in the face of obstacles is still unpopular.