I agree with you there Gil.
When I think about all the rules and regulations that are in school now its coming to the point where more time is taken up with the staff learning the rules about what they can't do than the time they have left for them to prepare lessons.
But one that really got to me- which I must admit I didnt keep- was if a child in the nursery was crying - they always got a hug from me or I sat down and put the the child on my knee to find out what the problem was -and that always worked - now if I was still teaching I'd probably be taken up for child abuse for doing that. Doenst bear thinking about what the powers that be will think up next.
Perhaps its just as well I retired when I did