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What’s a teacher to do?

January 30, 2009

I thought this was an interesting article from The Star.  It’s discussing the current, underreported contract negotiations between the High School teacher’s union in Toronto and the Board of Education.

This is just the latest absurdity in the province’s convoluted bargaining system. The province holds the purse strings and sets the rules that pre-determine what kind of deals can be reached and when. The province should be the one at the negotiating table legally responsible for signing contracts with teacher unions – not the boards.

I have to agree.  If the province controls the money they should be the one’s negotiating.  It would make them directly accountable to the voters, unlike the Board of Education.

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