Christy Clark is the Premier of BC. Compare her visit to a visit to PRSS by Jinny Sims on the eve of the teachers’ strike in 2005, and her presentation to the class how the strike was the same kind of civil disobedience as Rosa Parks refusing to sit at the back of the bus. It’s clear to me which one th district might take issue with.
The Premier makes appearances in public, it’s part of his or her job. When Adrian Dix wins, it will be part of his job. I don’t think it’s confusing or a contradiction that Christy Clark be allowed to read the Cat in the Hat to some kids… even if teachers don’t like it because things like their Charter shirts were deemed obviously wholey political and therefore not appropriate.
That’s not to say that maybe the district can be heavy handed, but given the political climate in Prince Rupert, can you blame them? The reality is that some teachers just don’t have the ability to separate their political feelings from discussions of politics in classrooms. The same objectivity isn’t a job requirement for the Premier.
Edit: For some reason I thought that the article meant she’d moved on from the school once she started talking about the dangers of NDP being elected–but the headline suggests it was all the same stop. If she was still in a classroom, then I’d agree it was inconsistent. Are any of those kids even close to voting age?