Teachers urge government to take immediate action on seismic safety in schools
For over 15 years,
repeated promises to seismically upgrade BC schools have been broken and
multiple plans have been delayed, leaving BC’s teachers, school support staff,
and students in unsafe and dangerous buildings, BCTF President Glen Hansman said
BCTF participates in Gord Downie’s “Secret Path” education for reconciliation project
The BCTF's Aboriginal Education co-ordinator, Gail Stromquist, was one of 33 teachers from across Canada who met in Ottawa for a two-day National Educators' Curriculum Collaboration dedicated to education for reconciliation. The curricular materials are centred around “The Secret Path,” a legacy project of Tragically Hip leader Gord Downie, who suffers from a terminal brain tumour.
Government promoting two-tiered education system and segregation of children with special needs instead of support for all students
A recent funding announcement from government granting private schools $1 million for specialized programs for children with special needs only serves to promote a harmful two-tiered and exclusive vision for education in British Columbia.
BCTF report to MLAs calls for significant boost
Once again the BC Teachers' Federation is urging provincial legislators to follow through on their own previous recommendations to increase public education funding.