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Can somebody please check these two quotes which are translated from Arabic. They are taken from interviewes with some teachers. I need to make sure that the transalation makes sense. Thanks.

"What decision-making are you talking about when we are bound by ministerial decrees and directives coming from above?...There are no decisions that we can make, and if I want to make any changes inside the school I will need to get the approval of both the District office and the Directorate; I cannot act on my own."

"There isn’t any kind of participation. The whole school cannot make any decision because everything we need to do must be done according to a decree from the Ministry. Therefore, it’s impossible for us as a teaching staff to make any decision. Even if we are completely convinced that we can make the right decision, we will not be able to act until a decree is conveyed to the school...There are no decisions in our hands. What do you think the decision that we teachers can make? Nothing! And if I attempt to voice my opinion, who is going to listen to me? I have many suggestions to make if someone asks me to do so, but nobody does... The problem does not lie in the teachers; teachers really want to express their opinions but these opinions are not valued. We often hear the frustrating word ‘step a side’. So, we avoid stress and we prefer to mind only our own business like planning the lessons and we leave decision-making to our superiors."
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You might need to make one or two statements stronger as at the moment they are talking hypothetically rather than stating what actually happens now. Check against the original what really is the case...

when I want to make any changes inside the school I will need to get the approval

we are not able to act until a decree is conveyed to the school

Also couple of little errors

What decisions do you think we teachers can make? None!

frustrating words ‘step a side’.

Also sometimes you have 'decision' where you need either 'decisions' or 'a decision'.
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