Editorial — Should parents ask their kids to take sides?

TUESDAY MORNING EDITORIAL — When should parents start involving their children in politics, especially the politics of protest?

At least some Kamloops parents are joining the dispute between teachers and the government today, and they’re asking their kids to protest alongside them. 294 more words


It's the first day of school — NOT!

NEWS/ SCHOOLS — Instead of yellow buses and kids with packed lunches heading off to school, the streets of Kamloops and other cities in the province will see striking teachers and protesting parents today (Tuesday). 243 more words

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Parents scramble as students stay home

VANCOUVER — As talks broke down between the provincial government and the B.C. Teachers’ Federation on Saturday night, parents and students were left scrambling. Chief government negotiator Peter Cameron has already announced there would be no school on Tuesday, and today BCTF President Jim Iker said he didn’t know when teachers would be going back to work. 232 more words


August 29, 2014 - Letter to Parents from SD48

Dear Parents:

We know you are all anxiously awaiting a resolution the the current labour dispute.  No news yet but we do have an update from SD48 Superintendent of Schools Lisa McCullough.  31 more words

PAC News & Events

The government's mess in BC education: How it affects negotiations

Make no mistake. The BC Liberals have got the province into a terrible mess. It’s not unlike their BC Hydro fiasco in which years of lack of oversight of the crown corporation have led to retroactive costs that will need to be funded by sudden massive increases in citizens’ Hydro fees. 1,123 more words


Teachers to meet with Fassbender

NEWS/ SCHOOLS — Negotiators for teachers and government will meet today for the first time in weeks.

Representatives from the B.C. Teachers Federation and the B.C. 211 more words


Editorial — Time to legislate teachers back to work

TUESDAY MORNING EDITORIAL — Kamloops teachers went back on the pick lines Monday as the standoff between the BCTF and the B.C. Public School Employers Association continues. 178 more words