Orange Shirt Day BC teachers highlight residential school legacy
September 30 is Orange Shirt Day, a day to
remember the injustices suffered by over 150,000 First Nations children at
residential schools across Canada. Members of the BCTF Executive Committee
donned their orange shirts to demonstrate their support for the day and their
commitment to education for reconciliation.
BCTF applauds new funding for students, schools, and vulnerable children
The new government's update to Budget 2017 includes significant new investments that are going to make a very positive difference for students, schools, and vulnerable children across BC.
Students and schools finally get the Throne
Speech they need
“After 15 years of
unconstitutional legislation, cuts to services for students, and school closures, the new BC government
delivered a Throne Speech that is a big step in the right direction,”
said BCTF President Glen Hansman.
teachers have a long-standing commitment to antiracism
Disturbing signs of a resurgent white supremacist movement have got teachers talking about how best to confront these toxic forces and their potential impact on our students. BCTF President
Glen Hansman contributed this column to The Vancouver Sun, documenting teachers’ resistance to Nazism dating back to the Second World War.
BCTF welcomes restoration of adult education funding
The new BC NDP government’s move to reverse the BC Liberals’ cuts
to adult education will make a real difference in the lives of many British Columbians looking to upgrade their skills and get better-paying jobs.
BCTF releases new teaching resource on the
legacy of BC’s Indian Residential Schools
The BC Teachers’ Federation hosted a celebration event to launch a new teaching resource to help educators in BC and across Canada teach students about the history and legacy of Indian Residential Schools.
Education Funding Fact Sheets
The BCTF has prepared a series of education fact sheets that are available online. These fact sheets analyze current data and trends on education funding, teacher staffing, class size and composition, student enrolment and graduation
rates in British Columbia.