Agreed. I have finished with the school system myself but had similar experiences to yourself. Members of the parents council at my school were only interested in licking up to the Principal so they could secure jobs for their family members. Nobody who got elected to the Board of Management was willing to rock the boat. Indeed the election to the BOM was rigged in that the PP would not allow anybody with a tongue in their head to get past the preliminary round – actually took out the votes and challenged the Secretary not to tell. Imagine that – a man of the cloth!!

There’s just no beating that system.