Coquitlam students march to MLA’s office in support of teachers
VANCOUVER – A number of students from Dr. Charles Best Secondary School in Coquitlam spent their lunch break marching to their MLA’s office today.
Dozens of students held handmade signs showing support for their teachers on the first day of rotating strikes in the province.
“We’re students for students, fighting for our education,” says Grade 12 student Susan Aini. “We’re trying to raise awareness and make a difference because things are just not going right for us and people before us.”
The students marched to Linda Reimer’s office, who is the MLA for Port Moody-Coquiltam.
Grade 12 student Micaela Jaques says this group of students is very passionate about what is going on between teachers and the government at this time.
“It’s really well known that in this province education has been a really big issue over the last decade,” says Jaques. “But amid all the adults that are fighting over this issue, it’s the students who are impacted the most by this whose voices remain unheard. So we’re here today because we want to try to make a difference.”
“We want to bring attention to the fact that students are not OK with this.”
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