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Working together to advocate for public education and better schools for BC. Year of Provincial Action. Purpose. To engage individual members and schools. To demonstrate provincial unity. To get earned media across the province.

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Purpose

  • To engage individual members and schools.
  • To demonstrate provincial unity.
  • To get earned media across the province.
  • To highlight the various themes in the Better Schools for BC plan.

BC Teachers’ Federation

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October

Investing in public education

Presentations from theBCTF executive and locals to the Legislature’s Select Standing Committeeon Finance.

BC Teachers’ Federation

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October

Investing in public education

Informing MLAs and provincial decision-makers of the cutbacks that have hurt public education in BC.

BC Teachers’ Federation

investing in public education
Investing in public education

October

Lobbying for more funding to reduce class sizes, improve the student-educator ratio, increase support for children with special needs, and restore learning specialist positions.

BC Teachers’ Federation

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November

Child poverty

Teachers across BC can wear “End Child Poverty” stickers.

The band-aid sticker was designed to invite discussion about finding long-term solutions, not just quick fixes.

BC Teachers’ Federation

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November

Child poverty

  • A petition drivewill call on local and provincial governments tolaunch a comprehensiveand accountable poverty reductionplan.

BC Teachers’ Federation

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December

Valuing diversity

Mark December 10, the United Nations’ Human Rights Day, by shining a light on every child.

BC Teachers’ Federation

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December

Valuing diversity

Light candles, or otherlights, to represent eachunique student at a schooland celebrate diversity, promote antibullying, and show the value of inclusivity.

BC Teachers’ Federation

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January

Authentic assessment

Large “mark-ins” at malls, or other public spaces, to give teachers the opportunity to connect with parents and the public.

BC Teachers’ Federation

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January

Authentic assessment

Teachers will be able to talk about the authentic assessment they do every day in BC’s classrooms.

BC Teachers’ Federation

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February

Bargaining rights

Wear black on “Black Monday” to mark the 11th anniversary of Bills 27 and 28 and the damage done over the decade since.

BC Teachers’ Federation

bargaining rights
Bargaining rights

February

Lobby MLAs as they return to the Legislature and potentially debate new legislation on teacher bargaining.

BC Teachers’ Federation

specialist teachers in every school
Specialist teachers in every school

March

Call on government to restore learning specialist positions like teacher-librarians, counsellors, and special education teachers.

Public demonstrations with silhouettes of teachers to represent the hundreds of “missing” specialist teachers in BC.

BC Teachers’ Federation

class size and composition
Class size and composition

April

Mark the start of the provincial election campaign with Burma shaves across the province.

Put focus on education issues at the start of the campaign period by reaching out to local media outlets looking for local angles to the election.

BC Teachers’ Federation

advocating for public education

May

Advocating for public education

Get out the vote activities, including Burma shaves, to encourage members to vote and the public to make education a vote-determining issue.

BC Teachers’ Federation

lobby your new mla

June

Lobby your new MLA

Give teachers the opportunity to meet their new or re-elected MLA at a local-organized event.

Let the MLAs hear from teachers and hold them accountable to make improvements to education.

BC Teachers’ Federation

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