Thursday, September 4, 2014

The First Day of Kindergarten That Wasn't

Yes, the boys were all set to start kindergarten this year. But for now, school is cancelled, not just for my boys but for all kids in the province. The BC teachers went on strike with 2 weeks left in the school year last year. It's still on.

Before you jump all over the teachers, our provincial government carries the biggest burden in this very long drawn out strike. 

No matter who is to blame (or not) it is the kids who are suffering the most. Nathan's look is pure acting (and he's really good at it) and the reality is, missing a few weeks of K is not the end of the world (although it leaves many of us scrambling for childcare). Then there are grade 12 students who are looking towards post secondary education who may not get into the school of their choice because we will be so far behind. The private schools are full now as parents look for alternatives until public school starts again. 

Eventually I'll have their first day of kindergarten pictures though. Eventually.

1 comment:

K J and the kids said...

Oh that is awful. Look at that sweet face. Poor boys !