You beat me to it, I was going to say "good thing you didn't teach her to spell".
I never disagreed with that, I was only saying that if it is not taught at home we should still try and teach it.
VanIsle that is sad. Tell me. Does your grandson have sight, hearing, or other than physical disabilities?
Is your grandson able to speak?
He can speak, he can hear, he can carry on a conversation with you or me or anyone. Sometimes his speech is a little distorted because he has a high palate but he knows enough that if he cannot make you understand the word, he searches for another word that means the same. He wears glasses but I don't think he needs them. Again - I think it has to do with a lack of teaching. How can he tell the Optomitrist what the letters are?
so you just against the union teachers? captain morgan? I was wondering how much a teacher would make if there was never a union? can you tell me that?
If it becomes part of the curiculum, then parents will be to damned lazy to do it themselves and it's one more thing handed over to the schools to teach that should have stayed in the home.
VanIsle- The optometrist doesn't need to be told what the letters are. He can take a direct measurement of the eyeball to determine exactly what the vision is. They do it on infants all the time.
I hear you and of course the teacher should be doing that, whether he/she is earning $72 grand a year or $22 grand a year. If he were my grandson I would go right to the teacher first (principal if necessary) and just explain that he needs to be moved closer to the front of the class. Teachers have to remember they are working for US. Another case of the tail wagging the dog for far too long.
As far as I know in B.C. teachers top out at 72,000 in Alberta it's 88,000. Would you do it for that? you can work an oil rig for 120,000 with no education, plenty of time off too. oh and no student loan. Or maybe we need more lawyers? There are plenty of less important jobs requiring less education, that give better pay. Why would anybody want to be a teacher?
I may be wrong but is it not a lock out situation they are looking at? not a strike. I do agree with your other points.
$20 an hour (average not starting or highest) that ain't bringing home the bacon. It's $7 freakin 50 for a pack of bacon in Metrotown. There is a major imbalance in the bacon to dollars earned ratio. Either they are making jack **** or bacon is way to expensive. Which is it?
You must have looked at the wrong tag. It's the same brand I looked at here at SOM. However, sometimes, I have in past years, seen flyers with different prices for different cities for a variety of stores.
You didn't answer me. What are you doing in Metrotown?
Iggy - where are you coming from. Who are you talking to? I just looked at bacon a few hours ago. $5.00 a pound. You know that nearly everything is more expensive over here. Must have been the brand you were looking at. Anyway, even $5.00 a pound is too much. We bought strip loin steak for $6.99 a pound in the same store as the $5.00 bacon tonight. (SOM)
What are you doing in Metrotown anyway. Several things you have said lately sound like you are back in BC. Are you?
Two days of selling my soul and then trying to fish in the fog for a few days. Oh and eating bacon.
Please see attached photo of the receipt.
In Vernon now you can pay up to $7 a 500g. for bacon, but if you are careful and look around you can still find it for $5. You have to be very careful as there are now 375 g packs and you don't pick up one of those for $5 thinking they are 500g.- sneaky bastards. I'm talking about Schneiders. You can find no name brands for $2.99 if you are just looking for something to grease the pan.
What has bacon got to do with school teachers?????????????? Hold on I get it- you think they are living too high on the hog?
Haggling for bacon? Is that how you spend your weekends or would you rather haggle for a real wage ever 3-4 years so you don't need to clip coupons and haggle for bacon in your spare time?