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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 the BCTF

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 Everyone
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.

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