Turtle Stacks

Dave Killion — May 6, 2012



Perhaps it's time for teacher turtle to come up for some air.

Neatorama reminds us of a recent incident in the ongoing battle between British Columbia teachers and the provincial government –

B.C. teachers are upset with Bill 22, which came into effect last month, ending their strike and bringing in a mediator. In Prince Rupert, teachers have been displaying their disappointment on T-shirts, signs and bumper stickers.

Now, a Grade 1 teacher at a Prince Rupert elementary school has been told by the school district she could be disciplined for having the quote “I know, up on the top you are seeing great sights, but down here at the bottom we, too, should have rights” on her clothing or in her vehicle while on school property.”

Apparently, this particular quote (courtesy of Yertle the Turtle) is considered a political message and is therefore not permitted on school property. That isn’t what interests me about this story, though. What gets my attention is that you have one group of people (taxpayers) who are forced to pay a second group of people (teachers) whether they think the teachers deserve it or not… and it’s the teachers who think they are the bottom turtles.

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