Teachers need to be given a raise

However, reader doesn't think class size makes a difference in student learning

Regarding the teachers’ dispute, everyone needs a raise so give it to them.

• Class size – I don’t think it makes a difference. Back in ‘52 I was a C- student. If I had 10 teachers I would only be a C student. There were only 11 in our class not 25.

• Special needs students – Our grandson Liam just graduated from high school and had a one-on-one helper for 13 years. He can’t write his name (he will always be at an age six level), but ask him about hockey or music and he has the answer.

So keep the special needs kids with regular students as it’s good for both of them.

On another note, raising the speed limit on some freeways was not a good plan.

Most people now drive 10 per cent over the speed limit. On the Coquihalla (Highway 5) that would make it 135 kilometres per hour. You sure would have to hang on through the snowshed tunnel. Give highway patrol 10 per cent leeway in some cases.

Oh Art Green, the Green Party man, thanks for recommending me for town council. But no thanks, I like it from the outside looking in.

Dick Gardner,

The new Steve D.