A will­ing­ness to fi­nally talk?

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - EDITORIAL -

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

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