Three things I learned from this weeks reading was the three aspects of a similitude argument, that there is a unique body of knowledge, it is an essential service, and it is self regulated. I learned from the Cromer Vs. British Columbia Teacher’s Federation case, that as a teacher you must remain disciplined at all times, even as a parent, you must respect your fellow teachers at all times. The last thing I leaned from this weeks reading is that, the teachers code of ethics does no only apply from 8-4 and at school. It applies to every aspect of our lives. From what we post on social media to what extra curricular’s we do outside of the school. We need to remain professional a all times, because schools are funded by taxes which means everyone has their own opinion of what should happen in schools.
The first connection I made to the text was about having to remain disciplined at all times. As a hockey coach and a hockey official, I need to be careful about what I say and act on the bench. When an official makes the wrong call, and I know it’s he wrong call, I need remain calm and respect that officials decision, because you never know who you could be working with the following night. The second connection I made was to the section on collective barganing. The STF baragins with the provincial government for all teachers in publically funded schools. I connected to this because m mother is a teacher so I have heard about the STF for years. However the mos prominant memory was when the teachers decided to go on strike, in 2012 (I think). This caused a huge outrage in normal citizens as they now had to pay for child care.
If education is such an essential service, why does the government continue to cut funding for schools?