Polak to Cummins – Get the Facts
John Cummins has demonstrated yet again he lacks a basic understanding of the issues. Cummins' claim that the new Teachers Act enshrines the British Columbia Teachers Federation's influence over teacher discipline is wrong.
“Once again John Cummins is speaking before he knows the facts,” says Langley MLA Mary Polak. “If he were to do his research he would know we are removing the BCTF majority from the disciplinary committee. Where there were 3 members before there will now only be one.”
The new Teachers Act protects children by restoring a greater balance to teacher discipline and increasing transparency in the judgement making process.
The act makes substantial changes to how education is run is British Columbia and holds teachers accountable for their actions in the classroom.
“Parents can have confidence sending their children to school knowing there will be an accountable and transparent teacher disciplinary system in British Columbia,” said Polak “I’m surprised Cummins isn’t throwing his support behind this important move to keep students safe.”