Politicians, like the rest of us, are mortal; when we leave this earth it nice to think that we will be remembered somehow. As a teacher it is rewarding to find out that you have made a positive impact on someone’s life.
Politicians, I think, also enjoy this. We have been reminded recently about all the good reforms that Gough Whitlam had achieved. The buildings we work in all have cornerstones that tell us about who funded it or opened it etc.
For that reason I think it is time that we should place cornerstones, or signs, on buildings for the opposite reason, “This school closed by”, “This TAFE closed by”. Maybe by these methods we can remind people of who has taken these things away from us, and we can vote accordingly next time.
Ultimo TAFE Campus Branch 1