As questions continue about if the province wide teacher strike will continue into September, B.C.’s education critic is beginning to wonder if the public education system is the best one for his own children.
The B.C. government has set a timer on their $1,200 signing bonus for teachers, an offer which will be taken off the table at midnight.
NDP Education critic Rob Fleming says the concern now isn’t whether or not teachers get their bonus; it’s about the best public education system for children, like his own.
“It’s something that has inconvenienced parents, it has robbed our kids of the education that they should be getting in the public schooling system.”
Fleming says he believes the government is failing over half a million of B.C.’s kids.
The Ministry of Education has been approached to respond but has refused to comment at this time.
If no settlement is made, teachers will continue job action into the summer, that is if summer school takes place.