Gosh – there are so many reasons!
They teach our kids. Heck – they practically raise them. They defend public education. They go above and beyond their paycheque. They are an important part of our economy. It’s true – not all Canadian workers are treated well nor paid fairly. But this is not a rationale for opposing a fair deal for our teachers. We should raise each other up – and fight for better wages and working conditions for all – not bring each other down.
If you haven’t been following the news, you can find some critical reporting at the Huffington Post and The Tyee. You can also follow the BC Teachers Federation on Twitter – @BCTF. And we’ve curated some key links that help explain why we need to support our teachers - check ‘em out under Resources.