LETTER: BCTF ideology isn't too harsh

LETTER: BCTF ideology isn’t too harsh

The Editor,

Re: "BCTF deserves fine, should be disbanded", the Now letters, Aug 14.

David Simonov is correct that someone needs to defend the public, but not in the way he has suggested.

He suggests going private.

Yes, that will help Premier Christy Clark with her anti-teacher agenda, but who really pays? The Liberal government has already spent much of our tax dollars in court fighting the BCTF, and have lost.

The first loss was the charter challenge which they are again wasting tax dollars by appealing the decision.

They also were found guilty in pushing teachers to strike in an earlier decision and job action.

Since Clark was the minister of education, she has had an agenda of busting the teachers. It has nothing to do with money!

I appreciate everyone with socialistic ideology. I was born before universal healthcare, and so was my sister, who had chronic bronchitis before turning one. My parents could not follow the doctor’s suggestions of placing her in the hospital because they did not have the money. Each doctor’s visit had to be paid for with cash, and that took food off our table.

Others with socialistic ideology have pushed for a Canada Pension Plan, everyone having access to education and improved human rights. For those thinking the BCTF’s socialistic ideology is harsh, take a look at what you and your family enjoy in this country. People in other countries are dying for it.

Debbie Kamal Ali, Delta