Letters

Class composition far outranks increased wages and benefits

Editor: I have a couple of thoughts on Nicola Gorseth’s well-written piece “Class composition does matter,” (The Times, June 19).

First, I find it a bit disturbing that a seven-year-old is wondering why the premier hates teachers.  It sounds like she’s only hearing a very biased part of the story from her teacher mother.

My other thought is this. I think if you were to poll those of us classed as non-teachers and taxpayers, we would be in agreement that class composition is the number one problem in our schools and needs to be addressed.

I just don’t understand how striking for more wages and increased benefits is going to solve the problem.  This is not about the kids.  Stop pretending that is.

John Atchison,

Langley

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