1. Glen Belbeck
    September 9, 2014 @ 7:18 pm

    Thanks for the data and interpretation! Most of my public education in Ontario involved class sizes approaching or exceeding 30 pupils. Somehow I got through U of T!

    From my vantage point there is a larger issue that has nothing to do with education. The BC Premier will increase her reputation as a tough negotiator every day this ill-advised strike continues. Very useful for issues involving other Provinces wanting access to the Pacific Ocean.

    Teachers union runs out of a strike fund when? I’m thinking Thanksgiving 2014.


    • Colin
      September 9, 2014 @ 7:27 pm

      Interesting perspective, Glen. I can’t say that I disagree.
      Perhaps with Redford out of the picture, Clark feels a need to do some chest thumping. The end result may be that her rep as a tough negotiator is strengthened, but she may also come out looking like a jerk, especially since she was Ed. Minister responsible for shredding the contract with the BCTF back in 2002, which is a significant factor in this debacle.
      The strike fund is empty and has been for a while, so teachers here are taking a big hit. I have tremendous sympathy for them. Not only are they going without paycheques, but they are essentially forced into a strike by an intransigent government and an incorrigible union leadership.


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