Today two dozen students of Argyle Secondary crossed the teacher's picket line, staged a brief 'sit-in' and then walked to Jane Thornthwaite's constituency office. Ms. Thornthwaite met with a half dozen of the protesting students and attempted to answer their questions. They asked her what pressure she is putting on the government to get schools up and running? Jane's answer was that she fully supports the position of Premier Cristy Clark, the education minister, and the government.
Binding arbitration was offered by the BCTF as a way to get schools operating again, but it was rejected by the government this past Friday.