As one of the parents who has children being affected by the British Columbia Teachers’ Strike, knowing also that even their first day of the class has been cancelled is so frustrating!
School 2013-2014 ended unpleasantly to students here in BC. Summer Class has cancelled brought by this PUBLIC TEACHERS’ STRIKE. Now the FIRST DAY OF THE SCHOOL 2014-2015 has also been cancelled based on the CTV news channel that I watched last night. Same reason, the issue has not been settled. The public teachers demanded for salary increase and better support for the kids based on what I have discovered through different news media.
Due to this delayed class, the BC government is offering a support to parents of $40-a-day per student 12 year old and under to help with the daycare, etc. And the registration for this TEMPORARY EDUCATION SUPPORT for PARENTS is now open. You can register their now. On my part, I already did last night for our two kids.
So as a parent, this result will surely keep us so busy. Well, anyway throughout the year I am always busy reinforcing the education of our children. Relying just on the school is not certainly a good idea, especially the class size of the student is so high where the fact is not everybody could get the attention from the teacher. Just visualize the ratio of 1:22, means 1 teacher for 22 students.
To parents who would like to take their kids to different establishments offering kids’ activities/class there is actually a lot. To mention some, there’s martial arts, swimming, day camp, arts classes, music, etc.
To end this mother’s rant, good luck to all of us parents particularly in BC.