Deep Cove teachers should have declined luncheon

Teachers shouldn't accept extra thanks when they're withdrawing services, reader says

Re: Deep Cove parents vote on teacher appreciation (News, May 30)

The past few months have given quite an eye-opener to the community.

Since I am an oldie and a grandparent and still remember when it was called the PTA, it seems quite ridiculous that in a school year bereft with uncertainty and teacher actions, these same teachers would not have politely declined the Deep Cove PAC-funded luncheon in their honour.

There would have been little or no uproar about this silly luncheon if said teachers just admitted they really do not deserve special treatment, especially since they were doing what they are contracted to do: teach. This would have displayed some class on their behalf.

In this day of political correctness and participation trophies, it has become apparent that simply doing one’s job is not enough recognition, especially in a teaching profession.

Now the hard earned money that parents helped raise should pay for a luncheon to show appreciation?

It does leave us shaking our heads and sadly, leaves many of the older students missing many of the end of year activities.

I hope all the teachers rest with an easy conscience.

Joyce Mylymok

North Saanich

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