The Voice of Reason


In all the conversation today about the tentative agreement between OECTA and the Government of Ontario, there was a considered voice of reason in a post from Jamie Weir.  She entitled it “OECTA Deal“.

She has focused on the inevitable fallout when one labour unit has reached an agreement while others haven’t.  As I blogged myself, this really paints the others into a corner.

Quite frankly, I was trying to think about how to word this post but I would defer to the sentiments of this “younger teacher” (and I don’t use the term in a demeaning manner, Jamie).  She has legitimate concerns but is quite correct in her thoughts that comments should not be directed towards the teachers in that federation.

This discussion will unfold, to be sure.  There is anger, no doubt.  But, where should the anger be directed?  I would suggest that it’s at a process circumvented.

I originally was going to see if I could include a live Twitter stream based on a hashtag but  I wouldn’t want to include some of the venom that I’m seeing accidentally by including it live.  It’s also difficult to do a screen capture.  I’ll just direct you to search terms and you can pick your poison.

Those that aren’t taking it there are going through major news sources.

These two media sources aren’t allowing comments on their stories.

These are just random picks of major Ontario newspapers; you can pick your own.

It would sure be nice if people read Jamie’s post before unloading.

OTR Links 07/07/2012


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