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Parents are Putting Kids First by Supporting Our Teachers

Our Teachers Matter to Our Kids and The Future

Parents (and now Grandparents), you are the last frontier. It is time that parents and the grandparents of children in the BC public school system be heard as a collective in support of our teachers.

By signing this petition you agree that the state of public education in this province is in crisis. The Liberal Government is going against TWO Court rulings that state that they are not bargaining in good faith, meaning that they have violated the Charter of Rights.

They were told by well-respected Madame Justice Susan Griffin that by doing this they are breaking the law. Even though the Liberal Government admitted under oath that they used subversive tactics to goad teacher's into striking in 2012 and dictated how bargaining takes place they continue to ignore those rulings and are wasting tax payers money by appealing. Those dollars could be better spent on public education.

Above all, the Liberal Government needs to understand that what they are doing is not only short-sighted but detrimental to the overall health of the BC economy. And of course they are not putting kids first as promised. The kids are our future and without them we are nothing.

As Parents and as a collective we believe in supporting Teachers as they fight for:

  • workable class size and composition
  • safe working conditions for teachers and students
  • support for kids with special needs
  • fair pay for teachers
  • a government that prioritizes quality education
  • bargaining rights for teachers
  • the right to do their jobs and to enjoy them so that our kids learn and thrive in an environment that supports them.

This issue won't go away unless the parents (and now grandparents!) of children in the BC public school system stand up and alongside the teachers who mean so much to our kids and their future.

As a parent to a preschooler and partner to a public school teacher I am concerned for the future of my family, but more importantly, I am concerned for the future of this province under the leadership of the current Liberal government. 

The only way we can make a difference is to band together, to support each other and to make an impact by having every parent of a child in the BC public school system sign this petition.

We can make a difference together. The time is now.

This petition went to the Legislature via Selina Robinson NDP MLA for Coquitlam-Mallardville in the midst of rotating strikes on Thursday May 29th but it has not been acknowledged. It's time for a resurgence!

Here is the link to the BCTF information for parents.

Photo courtesy of Facebook.

 

Thank you to those who contacted me to align with this petitiion and to those of you who've shared on social media. Let's keep up the good work and keep sharing and talking and supporting our teachers.

This petition was delivered to:
  • The Honourable Christy Clark
  • Premier of British Columbia
    Christy Clark


    Lee-Anne Ekland started this petition with a single signature, and now has 8,794 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.