Yes, I support the strike, but no it is not because if they go on strike I get school days off.I am in my final semester in high school, and these last few days are critical in my learning, after all, falling behind isn't an option.
I appreciate my teachers and truly sympathize with them in what they are forced to put up with day after day. Contrary to parental belief, some children struggle. Some students are pessimistic towards anything and teachers have to motivate them time and again to do a simple project, generally without parental support.
Not only that, but teachers are unable to do projects because "there's no funding" and are forced to fundraise on their own.I don't know about you but I'm tired of having to pay to go see a football or basketball game.
The government claims they will be changing learning by supporting the needs of each individual child. And who will be doing this if not our teachers? I remember being told that I was the future, so why aren't I being invested in?
Class size is forever being stretched; we have 12,000 overcrowded classrooms in B.C., not to mention the 700 fewer special needs teachers. There were 11,959 classrooms with four or more IEP students in 2009-2010.
The "teach only" job action will be devastating for many schools, as many students are involved in many extracurricular activities that are dependent on the support we receive from the teachers running them. I would like to see a change. I support our teachers because they've supported me.