Greed is at the bottom of teachers’ dispute

School system is broken and it needs a major overhaul.

Editor: Picketing may escalate this week, and there is no indication of when school will be back in session. I couln’t even finish reading the article on the teachers’ picketing last week. This is a system that is fundamentally broken.

I wish we could fire all the teachers and the school boards as well. We need to get rid of them and have a fresh start. Trustee Cecelia Reekie has resigned? Do I cry over it? — no. She sees a system that is broken beyond repair and is fleeing for the hills.

Dawne Edwards’ letter to the editor (The Times, Aug. 26) is nothing more than sentimental remarks.

We have greed within the system. Let’s see it for what it is — greed. The teachers are greedy folk who want more than they give. I grew up in the public system in the 1970s and early 1980s and it was broken then. It has only gotten worse since.

I remember teachers coming to class for 10 minutes to give some sort of instruction and then disappearing into the teachers’ lounge and watching television until the end of class.  I followed a few of my instructors to see where they were going from time to time, leaving their classrooms in chaos.They simply did not care.

They were there for the salary, benefits, pension and of course a long vacation schedule.  Nothing has changed. Teachers of today claim they are different, but when I talk to parents of students in public education, their stories are exactly the same as my time in the public system.

This government needs to clean house, and we need to start with the teachers’ union.  I do not believe in the rhetoric  of  Jim Iker. He doesn’t want to give up his combined income of $200,000-plus a year in salary. I would like to see this union broken.  It is fiasco that needs to be fixed.

Sandra Steffan,

Langley

Just Posted

New bus route to ‘replace’ Greyhound along Trans-Canada Highway

Rider Express Transportation says they will soon begin a bus service from Winnipeg to Vancouver

Where to find Langley election results

Times reports as ballots are tallied Saturday

VIDEO: North Langley Kodiaks shut out North Surrey Bears

Defensive battle Saturday ends in Langley’s favour

A campaign to give municipalities more say over marijuana advertising

Langley Township wants to avoid a Washington-State-style flood of advertising

Spartans have a rough weekend

Women’s hockey team takes on top-ranked TNT

VIDEO: First legal cannabis purchases as midnight strikes in eastern Canada

Newfoundland and Labrador was the first province to kick off the sale of cannabis, just after midnight local time

Boeser tallies in OT as Canucks beat Penguins 3-2

Vancouver wins without star rookie Pettersson

U.S. pot firm urges Trump to deny Canadian producers ‘competitive advantage’

The challenge for U.S. firms lies in the fact that while recreational cannabis is legal in nine states and medicinal pot in 22 others, it remains illegal under federal law

Mayor of Kamloops says ‘history has been made’ with vote on B.C.’s lone pot shop

The store to be run by the province in B.C.’s Interior is opening Wednesday as pot sales become legal across Canada

Government says imprisoned Canadian terror suspects must face consequences

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale showed little sympathy Tuesday for such individuals who now want to return to Canada

How rules for inmate segregation in Canada will change under Bill C-83

Federal government proposing changes to rules around inmates in federal correctional institutions

Canada Post union issues strike notice; rotating strikes could begin Monday

Union says rotating strikes will begin if agreements aren’t reached with bargaining units

Carole James avoids questions on B.C.’s payroll tax (with video)

Green MLA Adam Olsen cites huge tax increase for local business

Most Read