Education Ministry & Union Reach Brittle Truce

When government changes, there are many postings that have to change too, and it happens everywhere, all across the board, and in each government department. It’s a political reality – but ask the Teachers Union and that reality shouldn’t affect schoolchildren. And that’s why in the past few weeks, there’s been an uproar about 43 transfers of teachers, the re-composition of school boards, and then the sudden firing of two vice principals at Toledo Community College. Those issues were taken up in outrage by the Belize National Teacher’s Union. And that’s why today it was a surprise to see the union and the Ministry representatives sitting together at a Ministry press conference. We found out about the respectful, if still brittle truce.

Live and let live