Teachers May Be Pressured on Extra Curriculars
We tell our kids not to cave to peer pressure.
But that may just be happening right now to teachers who decide they actually want to start helping out with extra curricular activities again.
While Ontario's Secondary School Teachers' Federation President Ken Coran underlines since the union isn't legally in a strike position, it can't dictate what teachers do or fine them for breaking ranks, that doesn't mean they don't feel the pressure from within schools.
He says while there are some teachers out there who may want to get back into the swing of things, the majority of his union members continue to step back from extra curricular activities.
While the Toronto District School Board hasn't heard of any situations where teachers have been forced to stay away from extra curricular activities, other school boards have.
The Greater Essex County District School Board in and around the Windsor area says principals have revealed some teachers have encouraged others to maintain the union's position when it comes to extra curriculars.
However, some high school teachers have started helping out again, but spokesperson Scott Scantlebury says they were all extra curriculars which where in place before strike action started.