Support the children

I am horrified about the state of children’s education in B.C.

I am horrified about the state of children’s education in B.C.

I am the mother of two boys, 13 and 16. I do not support the BCTF and I do not support the government. I am trying to support my children. I trusted that if I gave my kids to the school system, it would educate them. I was wrong.

I want $40/day each for my kids. At $40, I would be able to afford $14,320 per school calendar. I would get some like-minded parents together, hire a teacher and pool our money (10 kids would be $71,600), and pay the teacher well. Oh wait, that is private education?

Public school used to prepare us for the world, good and bad. If you did not get the work done you failed. The goal was moving on to other learning, if you could not meet the goal you were held back to ensure you would. The burden has been now put on the parents to ensure/guide/enforce the kid’s education.

I see this year as being worse. With the schools not opening on time, the burden of education will be at home to catch up. We are paying more and more for less. I should not have to advocate for my kids to have a basic education. I should not have to come home from my job and do theirs.

I do not have time to fight on my behalf of my kids, I wish I did. I work 40 hours a week, take care of my family and home. I do not have benefits or a pension plan.

I work for less than half of what the teachers and government gets paid. If I don’t work, I don’t get paid. That is the real world for most of us.

Pay me a day’s wage, and I will mediate this my way. I have plenty of experience with sandbox antics.

Diana Geiger


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