ronthecivil, on 07 March 2012 - 04:17 PM, said:
I am no left winger but even I wonder how the heck it's an essential service. If it's so essential why is it turned off for two months every summer with a couple weeks over Christmas and spring to boot? No way the hospital could simply close down for two months.
So if the teachers wanted to go on strike for real? Go ahead, go on strike. It would actually be a good cost saver!
If the kids don't catch up just load 'em up with homework and give them assignements due for the start of the year that they can do over the summer. If they have trouble with the assignments ask the parents.
And if the strike drags on past summer? Oh well, just play catch up over the next year.
Either way they could go on strike ( a real one) a year and i will still cheer for net zero.
Ron, I can't believe you made this post seriously or expected anyone to take it seriously.
But let's, just for the moment, say that you might have.....
The education of children is not an essential service to you? So tell me where you'd be today if teaching wasn't an essential service? Well? Somehow I don't get the feeling you dragged yourself up by your bootstraps and were educated at home.....
A lot of parents now, with
the aid of teachers, won't even get involved in their kid's schoolwork and assignments but now you're suggesting that they (parents) be made responsible for teaching their kids stuff the parent's aren't equipped for or are knowledgeable enough to teach? A great number of parents refuse to take any responsibility for even checking homework! And you don't think THIS
will harm kids?
I'll take a teacher's strike any day over the *shudder* idea that some of the parents I know would be responsible for educating their children in elementary or high school.
Edited by Bertuzzi Babe, 07 March 2012 - 05:12 PM.