Shame for not supporting teachers

When you are a mother, father, aunt, uncle, grandparent, the most important people are the children in your life.

When you are a mother, father, aunt, uncle, grandparent, the most important people are the children in your life. The people who have the most influence on our children are their teachers.

Shame on us. Shame on us for not supporting the teachers of our province, for not being vocal while our children slid to near bottom of the scale in our country. Shame on us for not telling an education minister it is not OK to trample on the rights of our teachers — and larger classes are not alright.

Shame on us for not being vocal and supporting our teachers when they won the court case for their rights and the welfare of our children, when the premier of our province ignored that victory and took it to the Supreme Court.

Shame on us for not being outraged when the premier of our province would not accept yet another judgment in favour of our teachers and instead continues to fight it further.

Really? We, the parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents want to spend more money on a court case that should never have been fought after it was won the first time.

For more than 20 years the teachers of B.C. have been made to feel like spawning salmon by the government of this province. These teachers shape our children’s lives as much as we do. Shame on us for not giving them our support.

I’m asking you, if you agree with what I am saying, to cut this letter out, sign your name to it and send it to Victoria, to the premier. I realize the age of computers, tweets and twitter finds mail obsolete, but a mountain of mail is difficult to ignore.

Linda Macgillivray

Parksville

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