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Teachers Made Their Bed

Oct 11, 2005 / 5:30 am

In 1987 B.C. teachers were offered a choice between a professional association, akin to engineers, or a union under the B.C labour code. The teachers voted to...

Kelowna Has Problems Too

Oct 11, 2005 / 5:00 am

I have just moved from Kelowna to Vancouver. R.H. sounds like he is describing Kelowna, not Vancouver. He is totally out of touch, there are not hundreds of...

Vancouver Overrated

Oct 10, 2005 / 9:14 am

To the editor: Who came up with... Vancouver is the best place to live? ...again? Best for who? I can imagine the phoney, plastic people who swoon over the...

Liberals Want To Privatize Education

Oct 10, 2005 / 9:11 am

Class size is relevant. Do you think that a child in grade 5 should be in a class size of 34+ kids? Do you think a 10 year old should be in a larger class size...

Soccer Referees Bullied

Oct 10, 2005 / 8:00 am

MJD is right on target with his/her assessment of a major problem in our youth soccer program. I was also in attendance at the jamboree and witnessed a number...

Student""s Perspective

Oct 10, 2005 / 5:30 am

I am a grade 10 student at George Elliot Secondary. Over the past 10 years I have had many devoted, caring, sympathetic teachers who absolutely love what they...

Respect Lost For Both Sides

Oct 10, 2005 / 5:30 am

This letter is directed to the educators and bureaucrats responsible for this nonsense, not to the 20 or so percent of the teachers that are left who want to...

Parent Pickets With Teachers

Oct 9, 2005 / 8:00 am

To the editor: Rose Valley (Kelowna) teachers walk the line for best education for our children. I am not a teacher but feel the present government is in error...

Support Of Smaller Class Sizes

Oct 9, 2005 / 6:30 am

I graduated just over a year ago and read the letters to the editor daily. Recently having come out of the education system I feel it needs to be re-worked....

Skilled Workers Need A Chance

Oct 9, 2005 / 6:30 am

I would like to inject my personal opinion on the article "BC Skills Shortage". For many years I have been searching for a decent job, but without the skills I...

Remember Maui?

Oct 9, 2005 / 5:30 am

How can the government even dare to say the teachers are setting a poor example by breaking the law? Do you remember Maui Mr. Campbell? Do you remember ripping...

Taking Issue With Castanet Picture

Oct 9, 2005 / 5:30 am

I logged onto your site yesterday to receive the update on the teachers strike, and was met with your title page of "Gordon Campbell hates me" and other like...

Hiding Behind Initials

Oct 9, 2005 / 5:00 am

As a parent with children in the public school system, I have found it interesting to follow the opinions on your web page. However whats also interesting is...

What""s Really Important

Oct 8, 2005 / 5:30 am

Let""s all take a minute to step back and take a good look at what teachers actually do on a daily basis. All I see are parents and media focusing on the...

Challenge To Complainers

Oct 8, 2005 / 5:30 am

I would like to challenge any of the complainers of the teachers strike to live and work one week in the shoes of a teacher. How about marking papers at home...

Education In Shambles

Oct 8, 2005 / 5:30 am

I have to speak up. Am I the only one in this province that isn""t too short-sighted to see that our education system is in a shambles? All I read are people...

Kids Missing Education

Oct 8, 2005 / 5:30 am

We as parents do realize that there are three other demands on the table as far as the teachers"" union is concerned. I think most of us agree with you on two...

Class Sizes Not Relevant

Oct 8, 2005 / 5:30 am

Since when do class sizes have an effect on the power of learning? If you intend on going on to university you better get used to large class sizes, some in the...

A Question For Teachers

Oct 8, 2005 / 5:30 am

The BC teachers keep repeating that they are taking their action in the interest of the students. They should ask themselves: Is taking this illegal action and...

Student Supports Teachers

Oct 8, 2005 / 5:30 am

I am a grade 11 student at Rutland Senior Secondary. I fully support the teachers in their strike action (and no, not because I get an extra day or so off of...

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