Harm to public education irreparable

The vast majority of us gave our full support to the teachers and watched in bewilderment for 10 years.

To the Editor,

Re: Teachers’ union elated by ruling, Nov. 15.

I was pleasantly surprised that there were still enough honest ones around to finally put the blame in the right place to end this 15-year fiasco that Gordon Campbell and Christy Clark foisted upon the teachers in a vain effort to destroy the public school system.

The vast majority of us gave our full support to the teachers and watched in bewilderment for the next 10 years as it seemed that justice no longer existed in the province of B.C. Students, parents and teachers were publicly abused while the B.C. Liberals underfunded by millions and supported the private school system. They should have to pay back all they confiscated from the teachers’ salaries.

It is comforting to know that there are still people around whose integrity and moral standards are not for sale, someone who will put an end to this blatant self-serving attitude that seems to have totally infiltrated the whole B.C. Liberal government.

After three Supreme Court trials, irreparable damage to the students and our public school system, 10 wasted years and who knows how many millions of dollars, justice has finally prevailed.

John A. MartinNanaimo