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Neither side cares about kids

Surrey high school students recently protested outside of B.C. Education Minister Peter Fassbender’s office on Fraser Highway. - Leader file photo
Surrey high school students recently protested outside of B.C. Education Minister Peter Fassbender’s office on Fraser Highway.
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I’m so sick of all this garbage involving the government and teachers. My support has been with the teachers but if this mama doesn’t see her son get his diploma in a couple weeks, I’ll be furious.

My biggest question? Both sides “claim” this is all for the best of the children. The best thing for our children is that you get your stuff together go back to work (stay at work) and once you are mature enough to sit down together and really work it out then do so – maybe in July when it really wouldn’t affect our kids.

Teachers and government would have two months before they have to worry about hurting our kids and taking away things they have worked years for. Why does this not happen?

It’s ridiculous. We encourage our kids to be understanding and have a voice and be responsible, compromise and do what’s right. It’s time both sides practised what they preach.

Does anyone know why instead of doing all this now, they can’t wait until the kids are out of school? They can strike in September if it’s not resolved, when kids are reviewing things rather than making them all lose out now.

All this mess states to me is that neither side cares about my kids.

 

Michelle Cozzuol

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