Strikes teach ‘me first’

With all the pros and cons about the teachers' strike, my heart goes out to the children of today.

With all the pros and cons about the teachers’ strike, my heart goes out to the children of today.

So many of them come from broken homes or one-parent homes that they don’t have the stability and the love and care we had a generation ago. It was a time when they could feel loved and secure, and both the home and the school aimed to make them kind and considerate, and helped them become all they could be.

The teachers felt it was their duty to teach them respect and obedience.  They were to help them, and to be an example  for them.

What do strikes teach students? Me first?

If you can’t get what you want, refuse to work – nobody else matters.

Regardless of whether the students lose a year and their opportunity to enter university, the teachers won’t even give them report cards.

With all the modern technology, anyone can get an education. The schools are there to teach people how to get along with each other, and to prepare them to become productive members of society.

What are they really learning now?  Remember, you are teaching them!

It was like a breath of fresh air when Andrew Holota (March 2 column) explained how the teacher’s union was asking for the impossible.

The only money the government has is what they collect from taxpayers; and they are bogged down with their own debt.

Has common sense really become a casualty?

Justine Warkentin