Editor, The Times:
As I finally warm up after my cold shift on the protest line I want to take this opportunity to say thank you. Thank you to all the community members that have shown their support towards our current struggle to be heard and respected by our government.
As we stood out on the highway holding signs, we received many honks, waves, thumbs-up, cookies and even soup deliveries. As parents, you are the advocates for your children. After all, you know them best. You know what they need to be successful and you have their best interest at heart.
Teachers feel the same way about the students in their class yet our current government is telling us that we don’t. Apparently they are the experts and we don’t even have the right to advocate for our students. This week I will sign my son up for Kindergarten in the fall and I KNOW he is entering a school full of professional teachers who will do everything in their power to make sure he succeeds (even go on strike!). I know this because I am there too and I see it every day with my own eyes.
Grade 3/4 teacher at Raft River Elementary