Re: Tom Fletcher’s column of March 30, in the Western News. This time he’s ranting or about teachers, among others. Without actually using the word, he is trying to revive the always dormant fear of communism.
Tom very cleverly leaves out the fact that teachers are intrinsically linked to students, and that smaller classes and more support staff benefit children more than teachers, the greatest good for the greatest number.
As to the BCTF not knowing how to “synthesize” information, in regard to the connection raises, staff increases, and the availability of programs, how about Liberals giving their erstwhile leader a 50 per cent increase and the rest of the government 30 per cent or more, not so long ago? Didn’t they know how to synthesize those huge dollars outlays with our provincial programs?