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June 19, 2020

  1. Education Funding Brief 2021: Healthy, resilient schools
  2. BCTF statement on COVID-19 and the rise in anti-Asian racism
  3. Pro-D opportunity: Talking about racism in the classroom

Education Funding Brief 2021: Healthy, resilient schools

The BCTF’s submission on education funding for next year’s provincial budget can be found here. It is titled Healthy, resilient schools: Cornerstones of community and COVID-19 recovery and tries to infuse how the COVID-19 pandemic has altered life for all of us throughout. In addition to our long-term vision for a well-funded education system, there is a focus on how public education fits into the recovery effort and the role of schools as key hubs of community to be protected. A quick summary of the recommendations can be found here.

BCTF statement on COVID-19 and the rise in anti-Asian racism

BCTF members work every day to help make the world a better place. We believe that every child has an equal right to education. That’s why it is our moral duty to speak out against hate, take action against racism, and inspire our students, families, and communities to join in the fight against racism. We also need to address systemic racism by advocating for changes to policies and structures that present barriers to full participation for people of Chinese ancestry and Asian heritage. Read the full statement here and access a resource here that can help teachers and students to build the necessary skills to advocate in support of those impacted by racism. 

Pro-D opportunity: Talking about racism in the classroom

The Global Centre for Pluralism, in partnership with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, is offering two-hour virtual professional development sessions for Canadian teachers on how to have conversations about race in the classroom. Facilitated by inclusion and antiracism consultant, Destine Lord, this dialogue-based small group session will provide educators with the key definitions and racial concepts necessary to get these conversations started. Click here for more information.


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