NDP

NDP website encourages Nova Scotians to share their stories for Teacher Appreciation Week

February 13, 2017


For immediate release.

HALIFAX — The NDP has launched a website to allow people to show appreciation for teachers by sharing stories about the impact teachers have in classrooms and communities. February 12-18 is Teacher Appreciation Week. NDP MLAs will share the stories in the Legislature as Stephen McNeil forces a rejected contract on the 9,300 public school teachers in Nova Scotia.

“My mother, my grandmother, and my great-grandmother were all teachers. I have seen first hand in my family and in my community the hard work and dedication of teachers to our children and their future,” said NDP Leader Gary Burrill. “While Stephen McNeil keeps telling us we can’t make the needed investments in our classrooms, we are listening to teachers, parents, and students who are clear that we can and must invest in our children and their education.”

Nova Scotians can visit nsndp.ca/teachers to share their stories about why it matters that we support teachers and improve classroom conditions. Over the next several days, NDP MLAs will be speaking against legislation that will impose a contract on teachers, including sharing stories about why Nova Scotians support teachers.

“Over the past several weeks, work to rule has shown the true extent of teachers’ volunteer work to support students and communities,” said NDP Education Critic Lenore Zann. “In the face of Stephen McNeil’s continued disrespect of teachers, let’s show teachers that we recognize and appreciate the work they do and will continue to support them as we fight for a better education system.”

-30-

For more information, contact Kaley Kennedy at 902-229-6881 or kaley.kennedy@novascotia.ca.