Letters

No strikes for teachers

Students from a different, older generation can recall how great school was. There were no paid school boards — the teachers ran the schools.

Strikes were unheard of. I remember being in classes, where we had five or six rows across and at least six or seven students in each row.

So that would make over thirty-plus in a class. We never had counsellors or depressed kids and we also had to behave.

Teachers are important in the lives of our children. Why have there been so many changes? I certainly don’t believe the schools are better than when I went to school in the 1940s.

We never had to be told how to play, just put outside, winter and summer.

I think it’s time to go back to the old basics that worked, for so many of us. We learned values, and to be responsible!

No strikes for teachers.

Eileen Nattrass

Saanichton

 

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