Teachers OK with fewer schools
The union representing Thunder Bay’s 300 public secondary teachers says students would be better off if the total number of high schools in the city went down to four from six.
“It’s not gloom-and-doom,” Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation District 6A president Paul Caccamo said Tuesday.
“I think it raises some very positive and exciting possibilities.”
The prospect of four high schools — two public and two Catholic — may soon come to pass if Lakehead Public Schools follows thorough with a proposal to reduce the number of its high schools to two from four.
A lengthy LPS report cites declining enrolment as the impetus behind looking at either closing or merging some of its elementary and secondary schools. – Chronicle Journal
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…..The union representing Thunder Bay’s 300 public secondary teachers says students would be better off if the total number of high schools in the city went down to four from six……
The students that are NOT better off are the suckers that are attending the Faculty of Education at various universities across the country. Most will be graduating with a substantial personal debt and no job prospects.
The Post Secondary Education Industrial Complex does not care whether there are jobs for their indebted graduates. Nope. The Post Secondary Education Industrial Complex is all about making money. That’s all. Period.
Canadian colleges and universities are corporations that need people to give them a huge pile of cash every year to keep operating. In order to get that huge pile of cash every year, the corporations tell their students that their employment futures are all sunshine, lollipops and rainbows. Too many unemployed teacher graduates wallowing in debt is a direct result of that overly optimistic sales pitch.
Thousands of teachers graduate from universities each year, in debt up to the wazoo, only to find themselves unemployed No teaching jobs for them. Meanwhile, the universities are busy taking in big piles of cash every year and pumping out more teachers. The Post Secondary Education Industrial Complex must be fed.
Why are people having fewer children? Its a hard job that pays nothing, costs you hundreds of thousands of of your own dollars, is inconvenient as hell, screws up your career and takes up a lot of your time.
Parenting is not a career anyone in today’s generation wants or can actually afford to take.