BC Teachers strike continues

BC Teachers strike continues
Posted on September 6, 2014 | Najat Sinclair-Benrbia | Written on September 6, 2014
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Author's Note:

Author's Note:

I chose to write this letter to voice my opinion regarding the teachers'strike in BC. I feel that there is big division among all British Colombians, and most of them are failing to see the camouflaged game that this government is playing. I am a parent and an educator, and I worry about the future of this country. I hope that people will see the light and understand that Education is a valuable tool that can be defended and protected at any costs.

The teachers'strike in BC is getting out of hand. The government is playing deaf and does not care about what is happening to our children. This government must be fired.

All taxpayers, teachers and parents alike need to be side by side to do their best to remove this government from power. What do we need them for? They cannot work for us or with us. So they have to go.

If teachers cannot voice their opinions and cannot denounce the horrible classroom conditions, then there is something wrong in this country of ours that we call democratic. I am sick and tired of hearing people insulting teachers, thinking that they are after the money. Teachers are asking for a tiny fraction in comparison to what these politicians take every month.

Yes, they deserve a raise and better classroom conditions. After all, they are the ones that run the classrooms. Education is not a subject that can be taken lightly. It is the core that cements this country and takes it to a better high, and without it, we will be heading back to the dark ages.

And, if we cannot value education, then we certainly will have a nation of "débiles' and ignorant consumers who cannot fight for their rights nor protect their freedom. Parents and all taxpayers need to be aware that the teachers care deeply about children. Parents need to understand the rules of the sick game that this government is playing along with the media.

Solidarity must take place between teachers, parents, students, all professionals and taxpayers. Without this valid component, we will continue to have a phony government that works to satisfy their own agenda.  

About The Author

Born and raised in Casablanca, Morocco. Studied English Litterature and got my Master's Degree. I speak four languages. I am an Educator and run my own childcare, putting the emphasis on the language of Molière.