This morning I share a public letter written by Melanie Baerg, School Psychologist, Coast Mountain School District #82. Her letter outlines the sentiments of teachers everywhere who are facing a hostile government refusing to acknowledge Public school realities.
Dear Public School Students, School Board Trustees, Robin Austin, MLA, and Citizens of British Columbia,
> I am on the picket line again today, trying to remain hopeful. As a school psychologist, I understand the importance of having hope. Through research and personal experience with hundreds of children, I have learned a lot about why some individuals are more resilient through adverse conditions than others and I know that having hope is key. When we do not have hope, we lose our will to try and we fail to thrive, at whatever it is we feel hopeless about.
> Anyone can lose hope, at any point in life…
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