May 6, 2011

An apology to all the amazing, dedicated teachers out there

Today I made a very stupid and thoughtless comment in one of my newscasts and I would like to apologize.

Regarding a story on Michael Ignatieff going to teach to U of T, I said in my opening line, "Those who cannot do, teach."

At the time I didn't think really about the meaning behind the comment.

I apologize for the thoughtless comment. I in no way meant to imply that teaching was a fall-back to some other career. I have nothing but respect for teachers, especially teachers in this province who work extremely hard with virtually non-existant budgets and who don't get the recognition they deserve.

It was an incredibly stupid mistake on my part.

Truly sorry to all the great teachers out there, 

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