Letters

Class composition is central to a job being well done

Editor:

As a teacher having many casual discussions these days with members of the public, many of them parents, about the realities of learning and teaching in public education, I’m saddened that the main concern seems to be over disrupted or missed field trips, track meets, and other such special days. Although important, these special days amount, in total, to maybe a week of school days during the course of a child’s school year, when it is the learning and teaching conditions all school year long that is the more important issue.

To the public, society is drastically different from what it was like when you went to school, and so is learning and teaching; teachers care deeply about children and learning, so class size and composition is central to a job being well done; and a salary increase that aligns teaching salaries with others in Canada is an investment in B.C.’s future.

Janet Oakes

Richmond

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Dominion proposal includes a church
 
PoCo latest city to ban pesticides
 
Count on math in his future
Future of Fremont in Port Coquitlam revolves around Coquitlam traffic
 
ELECTION 2014: Endorsements for Port Coquitlam candidates
 
Organics ban may pay off for Port Coquitlam
Students take a crack at stand-up comedy
 
Guitar men
 
Capturing the spirit of wild salmon in Chilliwack