LETTER: Greater Victoria school board chair’s tactics divisive

I find it upsetting that board of education chair Peg Orcherton presents a divide between teachers and students’ needs.

Re: Power Shift (News, Nov. 21)

I find it upsetting that Greater Victoria board of education chair Peg Orcherton presents a divide between teachers and students’ needs.

From my observations, the work I do every day and the work I see from the amazing and dedicated teachers in our district, the issues teachers raise are at the heart of student support and meeting their needs.

What Orcherton needs to come to terms with is the fact that these results show that the citizens of Victoria are looking for change and want to see genuine support for students and public education. She must also realize that if more teachers got behind this election it is because they are tired of being undervalued by the board. It’s hard to go to work every day when you know you are not supported by the board and the province. I hope this new board brings change because we need it!

Vicki Roberts, Victoria

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