Back to School for Convicts?
Yesterday when my husband, the Wolf, drove by the local high school he saw a notice on the electronic bulletin board that announced the start of a new school year on September 2nd. Of course I think most parents and teachers would be very happy to see that happen, and probably even a good number of the students. But since the union and the province are just getting back to the negotiating table on Friday, I think the notice was more than a tad premature. Let's say I won't be holding my breath, just yet!
Last week the province of BC announced a plan to compensate parents of elementary-aged children for child care or tutoring costs , should the strike continue into the new school year. While that move wasn't very popular with anyone, it was a far sight better than the proposal offered by a blog spoofing the Vancouver Sun . The plan they offered? Save money on the child care by putting convicts into schools to replace the teacher!
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