The 13-year legal battle over class sizes in British Columbia should teach us that relying on the courts is not a winning strategy. After a decade of court battles, classes are as large as ever, funding on the decrease, and the teachers' strike fund depleted from legal costs.
Teacher, Activist, Citizen
Tara Ehrcke teaches high school mathematics in the Greater Victoria school district. She is past president and currently bargaining chair of the Greater Victoria Teachers' Association. <br> <br> She runs the blog <a href="http://www.staffroomconfidential.com/" rel="nofollow">Staffroom Confidential</a>.
Despite what I know was a Herculean effort on the part of our bargaining team, I very much hope that B.C. teachers will vote no to the tentative agreement. After five weeks of strike, and 12 years of legal battles, this is not the deal that will restore sanity to public education and it is not a fair deal for teachers and students.
09/17/2014 04:07 EDT
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