Childcare and housing announcements will help with
BC’s teacher shortage
BCTF President Glen Hansman praised the new government’s focus on
childcare and housing in the NDP’s first full budget, saying, “British Columbia
needs to tackle the current affordability crisis in order to solve the ongoing
teacher shortage in BC schools.”
How BC votes: Have your say
Move to proportional representation?
Stick with first past the post? This fall British Columbians will decide
whether to change BC’s provincial voting system so that the number of votes
more closely matches the number of elected representatives. More…
New investment in teacher education programs welcomed by
BC Teachers’ Federation President Glen Hansman is welcoming the news
that the provincial government plans to invest in more teacher education spaces
to help address the province’s teacher shortage.
Digital Reporting Tools - A survey of BCTF members
Digital reporting is rapidly
becoming common—through MyEducation BC, FreshGrade and other programs. The BCTF surveyed members about what tools they are using, the quality of tools and the impact on their work. The findings are in a Research Report and slides from a presentation.
Pharmacare: A Plan
for EveryoneStay up to
date with BC education news with the BCTF Buzz!
Far too many Canadians can’t afford the medication they need. The Canadian Labour Congress has started a campaign in favour of a universal prescription drug plan for all Canadians. See a powerful video about one family’s impossible choice on the
Pharmacare: A Plan for Everyone site, where you can also find out about the plan’s benefits to both people and the economy, and take a few seconds to sign the
petition and send a message to your MP.
The BCTF Buzz is a new online news hub for members and the public to read important stories on education, labour and solidarity, social justice, and other issues related to BC’s public schools. Add it
your online routine and share the content on social media with your networks.