Do the math, teachers

The present BCTF demands border on insanity. Do the math.

Editor:

The present BCTF demands border on insanity. Do the math.

There are 500,000 students and 40,000 teachers in the public school system today. Divide the amount of teachers into the amount of students and you come up with 12.5 students per teacher.

This means that 20,000 teachers could take care of 24 students per class.

My question is, what are the other 20,000 teachers doing besides collecting a good pay check each month? Now they want a $5,000 signing bonus plus smaller class sizes too?

Come on folks, grab a brain. First you waste the summer holiday season that should have been used for negotiations. Now you use kids as pawns to meet your demands. Disgusting indeed.

Think. Where else can you get a good paying job with three months holidays each year?

Gertie Pool, Abbotsford

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