Why I'm on the Picket Line

Ehrcke, Tara
Date Written:  2014-06-06
Publisher:  Our Times
Year Published:  2014
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX16466

Teacher Tara Ehrcke talks about why she voted to strike in Greater Victoria, British Columbia: The "public" in public school shouldn't mean just providing a building, with some tired teachers to deliver a curriculum, the success of which is measured by standardized tests. A good public school system should provide high quality opportunities to every single child. While our public schools have many wonderful programs and many dedicated teachers, the sad truth is that there are also overcrowded classrooms, children falling behind, and a workforce exhausted from trying to fill in the gaps.

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