Just in case you haven't been watching the news... In response to the provincial governmet's imposed-contract legislation, the BCTF has voted to strike starting tomorrow (Friday). Picket lines will be up and schools will be closed.
What do you think about this whole nasty situation? Does the strike directly affect you? Are you scrambling to find someone to care for your kids? Are you one of those kids yourself?
My family is not so badly affected. My wife works from home, so she is able to look after my 9 year old (grade 4) daughter if she does not go to school. We may also offer to take in one or two of her friends if their parents have trouble finding care for them. For most other families I can imagine this will be greatly disruptive.
I see valid arguments on both sides of the strike: I would like to see smaller classroom sizes, more funding for materials, libraries staying open with staff in them... But I also support the goverment's drive to hold/reduce costs.
So of course whle the two sides argue, the kids and parent suffer.
I'll tell you one thing though: I am really starting to get a hate-on for BCTF president, Jinny Sims. Anytime a reporter asks a question, she completely avoids the question and turns her response into a big, rambling, political statement. Just answer the fugging question, woman! You'll get a chance to mount your soapbox another time. Fak!