I ‘ve never met the Toronto Star’s Heather Mallick, and so I really can’t comment on what she thinks or believes. But I would love to buy her a coffee this summer and talk about her “favourite things”.
Heather’s column in today’s edition raised some good points and astute observations about the current (and future) labour dispute between Ontario’s teachers and the provincial government. Her suggestion that we “lower the temperature” on the rhetoric resonated with me a great deal.
But towards the end of the article, Heather popped my bubble when she signed off with, “Let life as we know it continue. I will keep writing on my favourite topic — the failures of our education system — safe in the knowledge that there will still be a system to fail.”
Heather, forget the coffee…I’ll buy the beer!