A Garibaldi secondary teen has written a song about the B.C. teachers’ strike that has struck a chord online.
Haley Klein, 16, is on her way to Grade 11 once the stalemate between the BC Teachers’ Federation and the provincial government finally breaks.
“Alright so here’s my song for this whole teacher strike… Haha theres so much more I could have and wanted to say but its a song and I’m not good at writing books.”
The chorus of her tune, accompanied by her acoustic guitar, goes:
“I don’t want to live in a century that thinks we can learn off technology
Let’s fire all the teachers, give a kid a computer, and hope they turn out all right
Or let’s just load the classes up even more so we can barely close the door
To buy more things…
We don’t need.”
The song has been share more than 2,000 times and had 1,328 likes since it was posted two days ago.
Klein’s drama teacher Cyndy Lacroix said the teen will be recording the song professionally at a studio in Vancouver on Tuesday, with the help of a few former Garibaldi grads.