Letters

Teacher strike is not about money

The Editor,

I’m one of many teachers who love our jobs because of the kids. No matter how crazy the world gets, there is always a reward by the end of the day: a smile of accomplishment, the joy of having learned how to make a new friend, a resolution to a conflict, a personal best. All of these are worth far more than my paycheque.

Clearly, if I am willing to give up thousands of dollars in lockout pay deductions and strike days, there must be more than money involved.

Could it be that I really care about having the necessary supports and conditions in public schools for every child to be a successful learner?

Think about that as you pass by me walking around with a strike sign around my neck.

Jennie Boulanger

Coquitlam

 

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