At least 200 teachers and their supporters rallied outside of Education Minister Peter Fassbender’s constituency office this afternoon.
Teachers, parents and students waved placards at honking drivers that read “Get my kids back to school” and “Invest in our real resources – our children.”
North Delta teacher Jeremy Glass became emotional when asked how it feels to be on a picket line instead of in a classroom today, the first day of school.
“Usually (the night before), you toss and turn and you can’t sleep because you’re excited. Last night, I tossed and turned and I couldn’t sleep, but I’m not in the classroom.”
Teachers also blasted the government for spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on a social media campaign.
They say those funds should be re-invested into education.