Monday, March 29 2010 @ 11:13 AM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
Editor's Comment: This power struggle between a handful of rebel public school teachers (who are not in the majority) and the Minister of Education has been going on for decades. These same people - who bill themselves as being teachers union leaders - are simply another group of perennial trouble makers who come back time and time again, like a bad burrito. This time they are complaining over efforts being made by the Ministry of Education to modernize the public school curriculum, mostly because they are lazy and they don't want to be forced to learn new stuff (so they can teach it to the kids.) My position on this one is easy. In every classroom there is just one teacher and about 30 kids - so the government should be doing whatever is best for the kids and their (voting) parents will back it up when push comes to shove. Once again, public policy through doing what's the best for the most = staying in power. However, this whole thing could come to a head on or about 5 April 2010, when the "deadline" hits.