Today is March 2nd, and the second day of the Slice of Life Writing Challenge on the Two Writing Teachers Blog ( Ruth Ayres and Stacey Shubitz).
This will be a bit of a rant - something I need to get off my chest.
Friday I sent off 2 terse letters to our local teachers' union and the head of ETFO Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario).
Teachers in Ontario have been protesting the government's imposition of contracts and stripping of collective agreements by withdrawing extracurricular activities since the fall. It has been a tense time .
Yesterday our union told us we would continue this withdrawal of service.
Before Christmas, with all the political issues, I agreed with the hard line.
But now we have a new premier and minister of education. They have extended an olive branch and although there is no definite solution or more money, there is dialogue.
The high school teachers are back to providing extra curriculars, but not us.
This time I do not agree with this "stay tough" stance. The public does not support it or us. It is time to stop the posturing and meet the government halfway.
There - got it said - I feel better.
I also like the idea of writing the night before - as I am really more of a night person and do most of my writing at night. (Thanks for the advice to Linda, Deb and Elsie)