Letters: Teachers do care

Teachers are the victims of education gutting by government

Now that the teachers strike is settled it’s hard for anyone to make the claim that the teachers were striking because of greed.When you settle for less than the cost of living for a raise that kind of blows that theory out of the water. It’s pretty obvious they really do care for the kids’ education and were striking to get a better education system in line for the them.

When you are trying to create a quality education program for kids and you have to deal with overcrowded classes which include special needs kids, a lack of materials (unless you purchase them yourself) and a provincial government that is trying to destroy public education it’s got to be a pretty hard row to hoe.

Our education system keeps getting gutted as part of our federal and provincial ruling bodies desire to eradicate all our governmental supported social services. It is folly to think that our ruling governments have the best interests of working class families as a part of their agenda. The teachers were actually sticking up for us, the working class, believe it or not. I wonder what kind of wages would be earned by us if our ruling bodies had their way and busted all the unions.

I have to agree with Kristal Malley that there seems to be a growing general lack of intelligence amongst us lately but it’s not the teachers’ fault.Otherwise, why are we putting up with how we are being governed.

Rodney Nyberg

Sooke