Care to point out a specific mathematical error with the video?
I didn't say there was a mathematical error. I said they didn't understand how to comprehend a simple statement. The flaw has been pointed out by others, but it's pretty obvious when the person starts making two groups of arbitrary sizes, then points out that the numbers generated are not accurate.
This kind of logic flaw or (perhaps, purposeful) misrepresentation of the facts is what we get from politicians. An organization of professionals (or individuals in that profession) that profess to be educators who take the moral high ground should not be involved in this type of misinformation.
If the BCTF had said "we want classroom sizes fixed, a pay raise like rest of public employees (including their bonus for a good economy), and some compensation for the last couple years (contract should go from 2013 to 2018 and perhaps a small bonus for the illegal law), then I would bet the contract would likely have been completed by now.
People are missing the fact that the adjustment to "repair" the classroom sizes will be expensive. Then there's the "me too" clause with the other 150K public employees in this province that would cost a lot of teachers receive a higher salary increase. When you add that to the cost of the wage and benefit demands, it's a lot of money. The government is not going to raise the revenues via new taxes, and they are hell bent on balancing the budget, so their only option would be to cut money from other programs.
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