A willingness to finally talk?
Maybe, just maybe, there is real willingness to talk about what is to happen to teaching positions.
Among the things that has not really been said is where, in the board office, those 12 teachers were to come from, who were to be moved to classrooms. One may be certain that there will not be a decrease in bean counters in the board. No, these teachers would have to come out of curriculum development. This would mean that a long-range problem, the number of teachers, and therefore, the sizes of classes, would be backfilled by creating another longrange problem, the cutting of curriculum development. This would give the smaller number of teachers less new material to help them teach their larger classes.
It sounds shortsighted. It is something to avoid, as long as the coming discussions are real discussions. Carl Mathis, Charlottetown