NEWS RELEASE · 11th December 2011
Terrace District Teachers
Terrace teachers were handing out candy canes downtown on Saturday to raise public awareness about deep cuts to education. Attached to the candy were messages about the effects of declining education funding.
“We’ve had nine school closures in our School District in nine years,” says Karen Andrews, President of the Terrace District Teachers’ Union. “Schools are the heart of our community, and with Thornhill Junior set to close in June, we will be losing yet another.
As teachers, we are deeply concerned about our students and our community.” Andrews notes that in Terrace and Thornhill schools, there are currently 218 classes with three or more Special Needs students.
“We were warmed by the public’s support of our concerns about public education,” reports Anne Hill, teacher at Thornhill.