B.C. Government missing the mark on education

Ms. Clarke and Mr. Fassbender do not respect teachers, parents, students, our system or the taxpayers of B.C.

What’s wrong with our B.C. government?

I spoke to someone who taught school for more than 30 years in Ontario. Over 30 years, that education ministry had only one time of strife over union contacts and that was when Mike Harris was premier. Ms. Clarke and Mr. Fassbender should spend two days in a classroom which would include students with special needs (which a great majority of classrooms do). From their public announcements it appears to me that they have no idea what happens in a  classroom or the work load teachers have.

B.C. teachers are not the highest paid teachers in Canada. In fact they are about in the middle of the provinces when it comes to salaries.

This government does not even respect the two court decisions which order that the BCTF be allowed to negotiate class size and composition.

They are willing to spend money on lawyers to appeal this order but refuse to adequately fund our school system.

Ms. Clarke and Mr. Fassbender do not respect teachers, parents, students, our system or the taxpayers of B.C.

We want a negotiated settlement and we want it now.

Jean Woodland



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