As frustrations grow amongst parents, teachers and students about the current teacher strike and negotiations with the government, a large group of Vancouver individuals gathered for a townhall to express their thoughts and discuss.
MLA for Vancouver Point-Grey David Eby turned to twitter to call for an Emergency teacher strike meeting for parents, kids and public education supporters. It was standing room only as a large group of parents, teachers, and students gathered together.
At this meeting, they took to the mic for two hours sharing stories and emotions.
Leila Khodarahmi is a teacher and broke down describing her struggles with the current system.
“But it’s not about salary, it’s about the fact that I went into this profession all gung-ho to help these kids and I am seeing this system fail.”
Other teachers went further to say they’re at the point where they are now asking parents who want to help to send food cards.
Eby says being raised by a teacher has affected him personally.
“I think that the government must not understand that the overwhelming number of British Columbians support a strong education system.”