Teachers strike: Parents, students react on Twitter, Facebook

The planned start of a full-scale strike by B.C. teachers Monday has sparked criticism and support online.

[View the story “Teachers strike reaction” on Storify]

Parents, students and pundits are reacting online to the B.C. Teachers Federation decision to begin a full-scale strike starting Monday.

Teachers are permitted to strike for three days next week, pending back-to-work legislation to be passed by the provincial government.

According to the Facebook group B.C. High School Student Walkout, more than 15,000 secondary school students in the Lower Mainland intend to leave classes Friday afternoon to demonstrate at the Vancouver Art Gallery to “show the provincial government that we care about our education.”

Play slideshow above (or view as list) to read selected tweets reacting to news of the strike or see live feed of tweets tagged #bced in the box below.

[View the story “Teachers strike reaction” on Storify]

How will you respond to the teachers strike? Tell us what you think in the comments below.

Just Posted

Trial date scheduled for man charged with killing Abbotsford officer

Oscar Arfmann slated to go to trial in New Westminster in January 2019

Trial begins for man charged with 2010 murder of Mandy Johnson

Langley single mom was fatally shot while in vehicle in Abbotsford

Victoria-bound passengers left at Abbotsford airport

YXX staffers receive praise for help to passengers; airline criticized

Mission to host We’re Your Neighbours immigration forum

Baltej Dhillon will be the guest speaker at the event set for March 17

Senior randomly stabbed in Abbotsford mall food court

Woman arrested after victim, 71, suffers serious injuries

VIDEO: Orcas put on a show near Hornby Island

Louis Jobodin shares photos and video of his experience

Vernon to host largest Special Olympics B.C. Winter Games in 2019

Games to be held Feb. 21-23, with more than 800 athletes expected to take part

League’s all-stars hit the ice in Langley

PJHL hosts top junior B players for all-star game

Sentencing hearing begins for ex-BC Liberals employee in ‘quick wins’ scandal

Former communications director Brian Bonney pleaded guilty last October

Council tells TransLink commission to make sure road pricing is fair

Maple Ridge tells road pricing commission to make sure system is fair

Sunwing vacation passengers left at Abbotsford airport

YXX staffers receive praise for help to passengers; airline criticized

Ice dancers Virtue and Moir to carry flag for Canada at 2018 Olympics

The pair earned a gold medal at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games

5 to start your day

‘Young, innocent’ teen dies in Vancouver shootout, 152 Street overpass repairs start and more

Most Read