Manitoba premier tells teachers to share province's last remaining piece of chalk - The Beaverton

Manitoba premier tells teachers to share province’s last remaining piece of chalk

WINNIPEG – Manitoba premier has encouraged teachers to share the province’s last remaining piece of chalk in all of the province’s public schools.

Pallister announced the new chalk share program for a well-worn stick of calcium carbonate will be the only free item provided to 16,000 teachers currently working in the public education system.

“Teachers will have a two letter limit on the chalk,” said the premier referring to the government’s last purchase of a public school-related expense. “But we would much prefer teachers to provide their own chalk, chalkboard, classroom, and salary.”

The 2 inch chalk, which is now down to 1.5 inches, is currently being used in a grade 10 math class at Kelvin High School to make a division sign and half of a number 8.

As an alternative to the chalk sharing program, the premier suggested educators can smear their blood on a large piece of paper for a better visual learning aid. Paper will not be provided.

Pallister added that, to save on costs, hospital patients will be required to bring their own beds.