Bill 11—Education Statutes Amendment Act, 2015
Trustees slam cuts, criticize Bill 11
In the provincial budget, government imposed $54 million in cuts over the next two years. Then, adding insult to injury, Premier Christy Clark said that districts merely had to cut “low-hanging fruit.” Now, without consulting teachers or trustees, the
government has introduced Bill 11, which will have significant impacts on school boards and classrooms.
Trustees now are speaking out in an unprecedented way.
BCSTA Letter to Minister of Education, Apr 20, 2015
Bill 11 gives minister new powers to force underfunding agenda, BCTF new release Mar 26, 2015
BCTF Bill 11 news conference, Mar 26, 2015
Geoff Johnson, Times Colonist: Education ‘amendments’ not needed, Apr 10, 2015
Crawford Kilian, The Tyee: Education Ministry Launches GERM Warfare on BC Schools, Apr 2, 2015
Daphne Bramham, Vancouver Sun: B.C. continues its massive restructuring of public education, Mar 28, 2015