The Council appointed to make recommendations to improve classroom conditions concluded initial meetings last week in Halifax. The Council to Improve Classroom Conditions was formed after a contract was imposed on teachers after a lengthy work-to-rule campaign.
Sean Barker is a member of the council and a teacher at Antigonish Education Centre. Barkers feels that the meetings went well and a number of the issues within classrooms were heard, and will be addressed. Barker says this committee has potential to make a difference in Nova Scotia Schools:
The council has already made 18 recommendations, circling around attendance policies, data software used by teachers and provincial elections. This council is expected to meet again in April.