Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Education Committee today

Education Committee today - I don't sit on it anymore, but thought it was of interest that an emergency motion tabled by my colleague Paul Godzik (on the issue of teachers' rights to raise issues with Councillors) was rejected as an 'emergency' and not allowed to be heard for debate?
I know very well what's in a Teacher's contract of employment, but some of the recent attempts at stopping staff from speaking at Council Meetings, and now approaching their own Councillors, appears way over the top to me.
Indeed, several elected Councillors - from across the political spectrum - are married to teachers ... are they not now allowed to discuss their work with their partners??

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