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Teacher Newsmagazine Volume 16, Special Issue, September 2003

Other professional bodies

Education Minister Christy Clark has seized control of the B.C. College of Teachers, the body that determines standards for certification and regulates the profession of teaching. All other professional bodies in B.C. have a majority of representatives from their profession. Clark has decided that teaching will be the exception and the majority on the college council will be political appointees.

Professional bodies Elected by members Political appointees
Doctors 10 5
Lawyers 25 6
Nurses 15 8
Dental surgeons 14 7
Psychologists 6 1
Accountants 15 1
Teachers 8 12

Teaching is no longer a self-regulating profession in B.C. Clark wants political appointees to determine the standards, regulate the profession, and set the college fee.

For more information go to www.bctf.ca.


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