Quote: Originally Posted by shadowshiv
I wonder if the state of schooling would be better if the ability to strike were removed from the equation?
I doubt it would make much difference. It isn't the teachers, IMO. It's the educational system and perhaps the attention gov't gives it, I think, that gives the grief with education.
I can't blame teachers for wanting equity in salaries in comparison to those in other provinces, I can't blame parents for grumbling about the quality of education that teachers give, and I can't blame the gov't for wanting to give a basic level of education for a decent cost, but I can blame factors from each of these angles. And the losers aren't specifically parents, gov't, or teachers. In fact the direct losers are the kids with the parents, teachers, and gov't (society in general) that are indirect losers. That makes it everyone's problem. So, society in general is the root cause. It's sick and no-one seems to particularly want to spend time coming up with reasonable and long-term repairs.