BC Teachers Protests Bill 22 With 22 Marathons In 22 Days
By 250 News
Prince George, BC - In an effort to draw attention to what he feels has been a decade of staggering cuts to BC classrooms, a North Vancouver teacher will spend the last month of summer vacation running a marathon a day for 22-days.
"For years now, we have been asked to do more with less," says elementary school teacher, Ian Cunliffe. "We've reached the point where the average teacher is spending over $1,000 of their own take-home pay trying to bridge the funding shortfall in order to meet the needs of their students."
In his six years of teaching, Cunliffe says he's witnessed this erosion of funding and its impact on students first-hand. And, with a shortfall once more projected for 2013, he has decided to take a stand...actually, a run.
On August 8th, Cunliffe will lace up his runners in the East Kootenay community of Sparwood with plans to run/walk the 1100-kilometre route back to Vancouver. The teacher has completed several ultra marathons, including the world's toughest race, the Marathon Des Sables across the Sahara Desert.
He says, "It's time for people to demand that government commit to adequately funding our public school system to ensure every student has an equal opportunity to succeed."
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LOL LOL LOL LOl
Don't you know teach we the people have to pay for the OWE--limp--ikz.
Did you forget that? AAfterall we only OWE about 10 billion for that, so we got to watch these pieces of shit run and ski and waste all that money so now you get nothing. Healthcare education etc. get nothing.
I'm currently sitting at my work desk, reading the news while I wolf down a burger because at my office we also have to "do more with less." It's called life, and if you didn't get all those nice summers off and christmas and spring break, Mr. Teacher here would know what real life actually was like.
It sucks, it shouldn't happen, but you do what you can.
For those who are working your saturdays eating your lunch at your desk because your boss made cuts too bad so sad, you have only yourself to blame for being a pussy!
The majority of his marathon training was running for the door at 2:30 pm after a hard day's 'work'.
Another stupid comment rocky..... you might have something intelligent to say one day, but I'm not betting on it.