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Author Archives: André

My open letter has also been forwarded to ALL BC MLAs with this note:

 I am forwarding this open letter to EVERY MLA to encourage you to step up and do what is right for public education. Speak to the Premier, speak to the education minister and convince them that they are harming the people YOU represent. They are harming the province! Defend public education! You can’t all agree … Continue reading »

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An open letter to the “Honourable” Christy Clark and “Honourable” Peter Fassbender.

  An open letter to the “Honourable” Christy Clark and “Honourable” Peter Fassbender.   Okay Madame Premier, Minister of Education, the BCTF has bent over backwards offering solutions to break this impasse and you’ve rejected them all.   It is time for YOU to come up with some suggestions. Repeating the call for negotiation while … Continue reading »

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That’s it. The teachers are done.

So, in light of this: http://www.bcpsea.bc.ca/documents/Media/00-MoE%20Statement-July%202%202014.pdf I think we can safely say the teachers will not recieve a settlement. The government’s document can be summarized like this: “Unless the teachers abandon the notion of discussing class size, composition, reasonable prep time or ANYTHING other than salary, we’re not going to be able to negotiate.” What’s left? Oh … Continue reading »

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Why the Government needs to go back to school.

The government, er sorry BCPSEA recently published the following ad in the 24 Hours newspaper:                        

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I am truly blessed.

Last night, as I was watching Mavis Staples and Allen Toussaint in concert I was struck with the realization; I am truly blessed. There I was, sitting in that amazing concert listening to a whole bunch of awesome musicians. To top it off, that was the culmination of an outstanding week. The week started out with Thanksgiving … Continue reading »

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