NDP post-secondary education critic Leonard Preyra says the government shouldn’t be allowed to control the supply and demand of teachers.
“It’s illogical to force Nova Scotia students to go somewhere else,” he said.
Preyra says no other employer has the right to control supply and demand, particularly at universities, which are arms-length agencies.
“There are lots of reasons why teachers enter the profession and not just to become line employees of the Nova Scotia Department of Education,” he said. “They want to do international development work. They want to do international education.”