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THE STRAW THAT BROKE THIS TEACHER’S BACK

  Hey. Psst. Teachers. Yeah, you. NSTU members, in particular. Can we talk? WTF? I mean seriously. What the H-E-double hockey sticks is going on? We are supposedly in “contract negotiations” right now, but from my perspective it looks like we are being handed our hineys on a silver platter. And those doing the handing… Continue reading THE STRAW THAT BROKE THIS TEACHER’S BACK

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And the Survey Says… Teachers: Speak Up, Speak Out

The teachers have spoken and it appears they are a little bit stressed. A few months ago, I asked teachers to share their feelings in an on-line poll.  I received 172 responses from teachers, mostly from Canada, with a few from the US, and one solitary soul from South America. They weren’t shy about sharing… Continue reading And the Survey Says… Teachers: Speak Up, Speak Out

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Let Teachers Teach

The following letter appeared in the Chronicle Herald on-line edition: In Scott Cote’s recent letter to the editor, he says that teachers in our province “lack the intestinal fortitude to stand up for kids”. He also says that a currently employed teacher who openly comments on these issues would be as rare as an albino… Continue reading Let Teachers Teach