“The goal of a 10-year agreement is simple and ambitious - give Grade 2 students a chance to go their entire school career without a disruption.”
Premier Christy Clark
“With a ten-year agreement, we can move past the strife and disruption of the past and focus on what matters most - working together for students and families across British Columbia.”
Education Minister Don McRae
After the BC Provincial Election in May (2013), will we be able to take a vacation from the political games of Christy Clark's BC Liberals? It would be nice to Count on Christy to stop the non press releases, and if she did, it might prevent more Gaffs on her part like the one above ....... a "Ten year Contract" with BCTF??????:
The Gazetter starts off with: Those Dastardly Teachers And The School Boards?
We read RossK's post and something just didn't ring true with Christy's proposal to the British Columbia Teachers Federation (BCTF) of a "ten year Collective Agreement" that guarantees peace in our time. No Lockouts, No Strikes.
However..... The Premier, and Mr. Chin (Press Secretary)(NEW), have got it all WRONG.
Christy, you see, Can't Add, Can't do the Math, and Can't Count.
If she took the time off to remove her Stiletto high heeled shoes she might have figured out that her math was incorrect. Using Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes (Fox and Oxenbury) allows one to count to Twenty. In this particular instance, (maybe more) the Premier appears to have a predetermined idea of what would sound best to the Public rather than actually doing the Math.
Hey, maybe if the FSA Spring test was modified, and then applied to the BC Liberals'
FSA, for your info, is:
The Foundation Skills Assessment is an annual province-wide assessment of British Columbia MLA's academic skills, and provides a snapshot of how well BC Liberal Ministers are learning foundation skills in Reading Comprehension, Writing, and Numeracy.Christy's Math must have went something like this:
From the end of Grade 2 to the End of Grade 12, is Ten, 12-2=10
If the Premier wants to practice inclusiveness, she would have Included Grade Two and not skipped a Grade. She's got this great photo down below... down at the Grade Two level and we bet you that their Math is better than hers, and the Finance Minister who probably counting on the BCTF to go for the Whole nine yards.
(Video of Speech)
From the Beginning of Grade 2 to the End of Grade 12:
It's not Ten years Christy, it's ELEVEN.
To Save Money on education she's going to Legislate:
Ignore Grade 2 - Mission Accomplished