Strike vote and education reform

782F88AB2A3B8E1FB45C24AE5E1015My son has been home for the better part of 4 months given the teachers strike that began in the later part of last school year.  At that time they were on rotation strike days and even included a student lead walkout.  I try not to take sides in disputes like these as I understand each opposing arguments.  Today, the teachers will vote on a settlement reached this week.  I hope the vote passes so we can get our kids back in the classroom. The BCTF posted this tweet yesterday:

I however, don’t believe the current education system is working.  Ron Dale, a retired teacher wrote a great letter to the editor that was published in the Times Colonist and appeared in our local paper the Leader.  Read a copy of the letter below.

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