McGuinty to Teachers: Don't Deprive Students
The teacher situation continues to heat up in Ontario, with word students may have to forgo extra curricular activities for another two years if a contract is imposed upon teachers.
The length of the possible job action coincides with the end of the Bill 115 contract framework.
And despite this looming threat, the premier isn't considering making extra curricular activities mandatory for teachers, underlining you can't pay for goodwill.
Dalton McGuinty says it's just too early to talk about what could be, given the deadline for local negotiations with school boards isn't until December 31st. He says only after then the matter be decided in the court system not schools.
McGuinty is urging teachers to focus on talks, pointing to how the province was able to get a deal with doctors despite a rocky start.
He's asking teachers not to deprive Ontario students of what they can bring to the table.