A song for Christy

Teachers from three locals combined their talent, passion, & pain to create the following video message to Christy Clark,

Lyrics & link to video on YouTube below.


I would love to credit the creators of this song  & video if you know who they are please let me know.

Dear Ms. Premier
Come take a walk with me
Let’s pretend we’re just two people and
You’re not better than me
I’d like to ask you some questions, if we can speak honestly

What do you feel when you see our forgotten public schools?
How do you feel when you see all our students lacking tools?
What do you feel when you look in the mirror?
Are you proud?

How do you sleep while the rest of us cry?
How do you dream when a teacher has no chance to say goodbye
How do you walk with your head held high?
Can you even look me in the eye,
And tell me why?

Dear Ms. Premier
Were you a lonely girl?
Are you a lonely girl?
How can you say,
No child is left behind
We’re not dumb and we’re not blind
They’re all sitting in your cells
While you pave the road to hell

What kind of mother would take her own child’s rights away?
And what kind of leader choses to govern this way?
I can only imagine what your parents have to say
You haven’t come a long way from stripping contracts

How do you sleep while the rest of us cry
How do you dream knowing a teacher is fighting for supplies?
How do you walk with your head held high?
Can you even look me in the eye?

Let me tell you ‘bout hard work
Teaching in an overcrowded classroom
Let me tell you ‘bout hard work
Funding a classroom out of your own pocket
Let me tell you ‘bout hard work
Understanding a child is not just a number
Let me tell you ‘bout
Hard work
Hard work
You don’t know nothing ‘bout hard work
Hard work
Hard work
Oh

How do you sleep at night?
How do you walk with your head held high?
Dear Ms. Premier,
You’d never take a walk with me
Would you?

Video on YouTube

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A song for Christy

Another Song For Christy. This one coming from the Teachers of Quesnel.

Lyrics & link to video on YouTube below.

 
“All About The Kids.”

Lyrics:
Because you know
We’re all about the kids
Bout the kids; no Liberals
We’re all about the kids
Bout the kids; no Liberals
We’re all about the kids
Bout the kids; no Liberals
We’re all about the kids

Yeah, it’s pretty clear, We should be back to school
But I can’t plan for teaching
Like I’m supposed to do
‘Cause I got conditions that all the liberals hate
And all of the wins in all the court cases

I see the government workin’ that Photo Op
We know those things ain’t true
C’mon now, make it stop
If you got picket signs, just raise ‘em up
‘Cause every student here is worth it
From the bottom to the top

Yeah, cuz Christy Clark wants BC schools, to privatize.
She says, “teachers are greedy,” and then won’t give back class size.
You know I won’t be no push over, bent-backwards liberal pawn
So if that’s what you’re into then go ahead and move along

Chorus

I’m bringing public back
Go ahead and tell them lying Liberals that
I’m not just playing. I’m no diplomat,
But I’m here to tell ya
Every student here is worth it
from the bottom to the top

Yeah, cuz Christy Clark wants BC schools, to privatize.
She says, “teachers are greedy,” and then won’t give back class size.
You know I won’t be no push over, bent-backwards liberal pawn
So if that’s what you’re into then go ahead and move along

Chorus X 3

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Bound & Determined.

Today the bctf issued a call to the Government of British Columbia to agree to binding arbitration in another show of willingness to work on getting schools open.

It will be very interesting to see how Clarkbender respond to this.


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BCTF News Release – September 5, 2014

BCTF calls for binding arbitration to end strike, get kids back to school

Today, in an effort to find a fair settlement for all parties involved, open schools, and get children and teachers back into classrooms, the BCTF has called for binding arbitration. If the BC Public School Employers’ Association agrees to binding arbitration, the BCTF would quickly put the vote to teachers to end the strike.

BCTF President Jim Iker made the announcement as teachers across the province gathered together for study sessions.

His speaking notes (check against delivery at http://new.livestream.com/BCTF/Sept0514) are below.
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