Can't agree. Let's see here. My grandad was a school principal, mum to. My wife is a preschool teacher. All of them, and most of their long term teaching friends work WAY more than 40 hour weeks. Jo does 3-4 hours extra each evening, and most weekends. The kids education and wellbeing is her priority. Her work is renowned for being able to manage "difficult" kids (and often parents to). Police are there often. Cyps are involved weekly, but only in very bad cases. Many more children require help they can't get. Teachers try to provide what they can. Holiday periods are no longer holidays, at least 1/2 the time now they are "on call" if not actually at work. This is a job that requires real dedication, it certainly is not done for the $.
Private centres generally pay less, have fewer qualified staff, and higher child to teacher ratios.
Rules and regs in this sector are more complex every year. There is a large paperwork component. Teachers come home with bruises, but can't defend themselves....
Unfortunately, over the years, salaries and conditions have been eroded by successive governments relying on the dedication of teachers to keep going regardless. Time for an equalisation.
Mostly agree with you IT, for some schools, however there are many schools that are the opposite or at least balanced. The main question has to be that throwing more money at teachers won't produce better results will it?
There is less and less parent input into schools and kids turn up unprepared for learning. Address the poor parenting and then address most of the school issues you mentioned above.
Then again if you have kids, address the issue and send them private, yes it's a lot of money but the results and teacher to kid ratio is somewhere closer to where it should be to enable a proper learning environment.