Patrick Faber says Elrington’s comments are ‘Unfortunate’

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Posted: Friday, October 7, 2016. 8:09 p.m. CST.


By BBN Staff:Foreign Minister Wilfred Elringron in an interview with the media had referred to the educators as not knowing whether they have the “wisdom, ability of competence to deal with those issues.”

On the Open Your Eyes morning show, Minister of Education Patrick Faber was asked about the Foreign Minister’s comments about the teachers.

He replied saying that his ( Elrington’s) comments were unfortunate and that he does not see the teachers in that light.

He stated that “We have very, very confident teachers. I will tell you that there are those that are incompetent. They give me grief for that whenever I say that, but anybody who sits and believes that we have a hundred percent top notch teachers in this country, we are fooling ourselves. There are teachers who, in my opinion, don’t belong in the classroom and of my crusade to make sure that we have better quality teachers in the classroom. But there are many really well-qualified, brilliant teachers in our education system that I believe are quite competent”

He ends by reiterating that he does not respect the Foreign Minister’s comments “ In fact, I was a teacher and I came out of teaching into government service. So I don’t respect those comments at all.”

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