Letters to the Editor

Strike hurts us all

When I was about 10, I did something bad and the teacher came at me with a big strap. She said this would hurt her more than it hurts me. I wanted to make a deal with her: If she put the strap away, nobody would get hurt.

I did not say anything for fear that both of us would get hurt even more and I did not want to hurt my teacher.

Now the teachers are doing it again. They are going on strike. This will send the parents scrambling to find what to do with their kids, and the kids will be forced to occupy their time with Facebook and texting, whatever that is. It will hurt the teachers too because they will lose three days’ pay.

Three-quarters of a century since my experience with the strap, I still do not understand why teachers have to hurt others so they can get to hurt themselves.

Gerry Lepine

 

Summerland

 

 

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 ...

Jakubeit wants to delay budget
 
Province waiting for Boonstock payment
 
McKortoff first female mayor in Osoyoos
Top option identified for institutional composting in Nelson
 
Farewell to outgoing RDCK chair and directors
 
Meet Nelson’s next mayor
Prince Rupert students, residents learn about LNG at public seminars
 
JS McMillan manager confident reduction plant will remain in Prince Rupert
 
Donation supports literacy

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Nov 21 edition online now. Browse the archives.