Male teachers a vanishing gender

A former educator raises a concern about the lack of male role models in classroom.

I couldn’t help but notice in the article about the new teachers to our district that only three out of 18 are male. I’ve been aware of this fact in our district for quite a few years. I’ve nothing against women as fellow teachers since perhaps the very best teacher’s I ever got to work with were women. However, with so many single parents out there and most of them women, there needs to be male role models in their children’s lives on a daily basis. This is especially true for young boys and young men.

If you check over the number of men teaching in the west end, including administrators, the percentage is very low.

Maybe a small regard of this fact might be considered in the future. I’m quite sure that if the ratio of women to men was equally as low the BCTF would be screaming about the injustice of it all.

John Hibberson, Midway

 

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