This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: BCTF fights for teachers, kids.

No Strings Attached: Laila Yuile on people, politics and life in B.C.

This week, Brent and I address an issue often commented about on social media. Brent presents this week, and this is my response to him:

This week’s topic:

Should B.C. teachers remain unionized?

It’s more than a bit ironic that every anti-BCTF rant I’ve read during the ongoing dispute between teachers and the government fails to even touch on the egregious actions of the government over the last decade.

Frankly, it’s getting a bit old. And even more alarming is the suggestion that teachers would be better off without their union. I’ve said it before and I will say it again — I see nothing on the government’s side to indicate they truly value or understand that education is an essential step to growing our economy.

When making the argument that the teachers union is unreasonable, it’s convenient to not mention the longstanding legal battle that resulted in the government…

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