Tipping Point for Parents and Teachers?
Is this latest move by the unions the tipping point for teachers (and parents) in Ontario?
It was bad enough that $60 of extra dues was taken out of teachers' pockets: now teachers are going to get paid leave to go to campaign school. Problem is, that the only lesson they will be allowed to learn is how to fight provincial conservative candidates. Democratic? Hmmm. The other problem is that the timing could not be worse for Ontario students since the October 6th election date means that the campaign will be in full swing during the month of September when schools are at their busiest. No problem, says the union--we'll pay for supply teachers! Unbelievable.
From the sound of angry calls to talk radio, looks like this may just backfire on them.