Support for teacher strike appreciated

Gold Trail Teacher thanks the public for their support during their three-day walkout.

Dear Editor

I write to thank those who showed support for their local teachers who took a stand for public education last week. We didn’t travel to be part of the large gatherings that attracted the attention of provincial media but we did stand at school sites and major town intersections in both Cache Creek and Ashcroft – in the towns we make our livings. We demonstrated our concern for the continued deterioration of our public school system and our frustration with a government who refused to engage workers in a fair collective bargaining process.

I want to express my thanks for those who stopped to engage us in conversations about education and to those who expressed support with friendly waves and honking horns. The cookies, donuts, coffee, hot chocolate, and fruit were all very much appreciated.

David Horsley, Primary Teacher

Ashcroft