It is obvious that many took advantage of their position and that many others looked the other way.
Both should be called to account, even if this now presents difficulties.
I received my secondary education at the North Monastery, Cork, probably then (late 1940s) classed as a “tough” school.
The teachers were mostly, but not entirely, Christian Brothers. I did not notice any difference between them or between the North Monastery and the previous (lay) primary school.
All teachers did the best they could with what they had. I have little doubt that they laboured mightily.
There were few jobs at the end of the road. The school did contact me with offers (which I did not accept) after I had left.
I owe much to the North Monastery. Naturally, I did not appreciate this at the time.