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BCTF welcomes new Minister of Education
BCTF President Glen Hansman welcomed the announcement of Rob Fleming as the province’s new Minister of Education and said, “The BC Teachers’ Federation will be moving quickly to meet with Minister Fleming to discuss important matters that need immediate attention. First and foremost, BC’s teachers and parents are looking for quick action to get the political direction and required funding in place for proper implementation of our recent Supreme Court win, and to provide school boards with the urgently needed additional operational funding to begin reversing 16 years of cuts to the pubic education system in BC.”

A message from Glen, Teri, and Clint
As we come to the end of another school year, we want to thank all of you for your hard work this past year, your strong advocacy for your students, and your love of teaching.

BCTF commissions art to celebrate 100th anniversary
In one of many creative projects to mark its 100th anniversary, the BC Teachers’ Federation commissioned the celebrated Argentine-Canadian artist Nora Patrich to create an original painting on a grand scale, in keeping with the strong tradition of muralism in the labour movement.

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. 

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