Put the children first.
That was the message a small group of parents took to a meeting with education minister Peter Fassbender today.
Coquitlam parent Lisa Cable says she’s not picking sides in the ongoing labour dispute, but wants everyone to focus on the needs of children.
“We need the government, the teachers union, the educators, the school district, the school trustees to stop for a moment, to step back and say you know what we’ve all made mistakes, there are problems in the education system, let’s all take responsibility.”
Fassbender says they had a good meeting.
“And I appreciate their concerns, I understand why they are concerned and I committed to the fact that we want the same outcomes, and that’s a great educational journey for every student no matter what their needs.”
Meanwhile Fassbender says the government can’t do anything to prevent further rotating strikes next week–except to reach a deal with the union.