Teachers cutting back on extra-curricular sports
Many students that are on sports teams at their schools are very concerned about where their teams are going, as everyone has heard that teachers are back on strike. The teachers of district 36 are not actually on complete strike, but they won’t be devoting their spare time after school to extra-curricular activities.
How do students feel about this decision? Frank Hurt student Shaneil Singh has said “I find it lame how the students have to pay for the governments problems; although this is unfair to the students I still do respect the teachers for all their hard work.” Singh went on and stated that extra sports and activities after school are needed for students this young because it is important to keep yourself fit and busy after school. Many students are heavily involved in sports.
For those looking to get involved the easiest way is to get involved is in your very own school. Frank Hurt student Khizer Ahmad is on the football team. He enjoys playing football but he is very worried about the decision the teachers have made in reaction to Bill 22. Ahmad isn’t very sure of what will happen with his favourite sport. He has said that “Being on Frank Hurts football team was supposed to help me towards my career, but now I am completely unsure of where my career is going to go.”
Not every student is able to afford sports outside of school and this opportunity may be very important for them. The government does not seem to realize how this situation is affecting students and it will continue to affect students until the government settles with BC teachers.