Opinion

Teachers, please reconsider strike idea

Editor: On Wednesday, I heard the news that the B.C. Teachers Federation will be going on strike. I would kindly ask teachers to reconsider their idea of going on strike, because it is nerve-wracking for me.

My academics are currently at risk, and they are also putting the Grade 12 students at risk. They are about to finish their last year, and need the grades to get into a good college or university.

The strike is also putting my job at the school cafeteria at risk, which I get paid for. I don’t think it’s fair to the parents to allow their kids to be out of school for three days. It is said that parents are the first educators in a child’s life, but teachers should be academic role models, and good employees.

The teachers are not even worried about their jobs. They are acting as if there is nothing to worry about.  The last thing is that the teachers should learn to compromise with the government, because they are not always going to get their way.

Gabriella Abrams,

Langley

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