The Christy Clark government spent more than $350,000 on tweets, Facebook posts, Google ads and other online messages during last year’s bitter teachers’
I hope that our respect goes beyond pinning the poppy on our lapels. I hope our respect extends to standing in line at a polling booth.
VICTORIA - Finance Minister Mike de Jong says government cheques are in the mail to help British Columbia's parents cover daycare costs incurred during the recent teachers' strike.The Liberals introdu...
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VANCOUVER - A litany of consequences arise if the British Columbia government is allowed to get away with rubbing out hundreds of clauses from the teachers' union's collective agreement, warns a lawye...
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VANCOUVER - A pair of court cases that became the rallying point for British Columbia's teachers during the longest provincewide strike in its history goes back on the docket this week, ushering a hol...
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We must plan to not recreate the same conditions that led up to the past labour dispute. The time to organize a provincial task force, is now. It does not make sense to relegate a discussion of core educational philosophy (class size and composition) to be part of an adversarial labour negotiation.
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Despite complaints of overcrowded classrooms, administrators in B.C.’s two largest school boards say only about 28 new teachers will be hired for the next school year as Surrey and Vancouver scramble...
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The B.C. government is instructing school districts to return any money they may have saved during the public school teachers' strike this September. School districts contacted by CBC News say...
I find that the inadequacies of public education funding have ignited a fire in me. Is anyone else feeling like we should stop fundraising for the things that should be funded by the government?
The teachers have been lying to us. For years. They've been covering it up. Papering over underfunding and mismanaged fiscal priorities with brightly coloured posters and sparkly stickers. Concealing an impoverished system by buying the damn supplies themselves. Without receiving so much as a tax break on those purchases.
VANCOUVER - While his striking kindergarten teacher was off-the-job, four-year-old Branden Reynolds was working hard — reading up to 12 books a day, watching DVDs about Van Gogh and electricity and fi...
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A group of teachers who bought tickets to B.C. Liberal fundraiser say they were rejected from attending after concerns about “security,” and that they were unwanted because the social event was not ab...
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The early afternoon sun brightens the kitchen as it shines down through the skylight; I can hear my two youngest children, managing to not bicker and argue their way through Lego Star Wars on the TV, and I'm sitting across the kitchen table from my teacher husband, typing this as he plots out his Socials 8 course for the year. This is the first Sunday in months that feels normal for us.
VANCOUVER - Many parents and students in B.C. are relieved school is finally starting on Monday after three weeks of delay, and some say there is even a silver lining to the provincewide teachers stri...