Government’s actions show such hypocrisy

The Editor, So let me try to wrap my brain around this one: The government locks teachers out. This means it won’t allow teachers to do any work at lunch and recess.

The government also won’t let teachers physically in the school until 45 minutes before school starts, and teachers are forced to leave school premises only 45 minutes after school ends. It also ruled that teachers are not allowed to do any school work at home.

OK, got that. Then, at the same time, the government docks teachers’ pay 10 per cent, defending its actions by saying teachers are not doing their jobs.

It’s lunacy – and shows such hypocrisy. Speaking of hypocrisy, here’s a real barn burner for you: Did you know that the same private school the premier sends her child to also receives funding from the province? Yep. That’s a two-tiered education system, people, both of which the government funds using taxpayer money.

So, dear public, when you start complaining about having to buy a pack of computer paper from your kid’s school supply list again (which is used to help supplement the “never-big-enough” paper budget in the school), don’t complain to me. Buy the darn paper.

And remember that no matter what you think of teachers, your taxes (which are supposed to support your kids’ public and “free” education) are also supplementing Christy Clark’s son’s private education.

The joke’s on every B.C. taxpayer. Too bad it just isn’t funny.

Lori Opper


Surrey teacher

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