Saturday, November 7, 2015

Unions put teachers in embarrassing position

If the protracted high-pitched grinding sound of teachers’ unions negotiating contracts with the Ontario government is giving us all a migraine, perhaps there’s a valuable lesson we can learn as we lie in a darkened room, cold cloth on forehead.

Of contracts and bribes, Education Minister Liz Sandals is thinking: “From this nettle, danger, we pluck this flower, safety.”

Teachers’ unions, fierce and blind, should wonder about failed strategy: “Command to charge in with our horse . . . and to rend our own soldiers!”

Of pay rises that will come from school budgets, I wonder: “Can one desire too much of a good thing?”

And the teachers may mourn: “O, I have lost my reputation!”  (more...)

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