Did you know that teachers in BC are trying to get a better contract from the Provincial Government? Right now, our teachers are some of the lowest paid in
. They would like a new contract which would give them a raise, as well as smaller class sizes and more support for students with special needs. Canada
The government doesn’t want to give the teachers what they’re asking for. You might be asking, “Why should I care about this?” Well, to pressure the government into giving them what they want, teachers have taken job action. Part of this means that extra-curricular activities and clubs (like Volleyball, Dance Club, etc) will not be offered until this is settled.
I don’t want to miss out on all the fun things
usually offers students. I’m guessing that you don’t either. We can do something about this! If you want to support the teachers, come and find me at lunch recess and after school all week. I will be holding a clipboard with a petition that you can sign. When I have enough signatures, I will send the petition to the Education Minister. Tell your friends and siblings. Even your parents can sign. Confederation Park