LETTER: Portables are just fine

A retired teacher says he actually preferred teaching in a portable.

Surrey school district has roughly 300 portables.

The Editor,

Re: “Short-changing our schools is inexcusable,” the Now editorial, April 28.

I may be alone on this one, but I preferred teaching in a portable.

I have been retired for some time now but I taught in an old portable, for about 20 years at Windermere Secondary in Vancouver. It had more space, was quieter, had its own gas furnace, two doors to the outside, and the administrators never came sniffing around when the weather was bad. Running out to the portable on a cold winter day woke the kids up, for a while at least.

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And finally,  if there was a major earthquake, we wouldn’t be caught in a 40-year-old concrete block building as it pancaked down. The kids never complained.

So, I say keep the portables, they are fine.

Ken Bryden, West Vancouver

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