This weeks column for 24 Hrs Vancouver: Union proposal a fair one to settle this debacle.

Last Friday, British Columbia Teachers’ Federation president Jim Iker called for the province to agree to binding arbitration to reach a resolution in the ongoing dispute with the government. Iker proposed that all matters of compensation, benefits and preparation time should go to arbitration, leaving the matters of class size and composition, currently before theContinue reading This weeks column for 24 Hrs Vancouver: Union proposal a fair one to settle this debacle.

This weeks column for The Duel, 24Hrs Vancouver: BC Liberal Legislation to blame for education disruptions

The winner of the last duel on the Site C Dam was Laila with 74%. This week’s topic: As the B.C. teachers dispute escalates, which side is responsible for the disruption in student learning? While the BC Teachers’ Federation and the provincial government took a break from contract talks over the weekend to further examineContinue reading This weeks column for The Duel, 24Hrs Vancouver: BC Liberal Legislation to blame for education disruptions

This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Teachers should be praised for trying to fix broken classrooms

The winner of last week’s duel on civil disobedience was Laila with 67%. This week’s topic: Did the strike vote by B.C. teachers help or hurt their cause? As results came in last week for the B.C. Teachers’ Federation strike vote, I couldn’t help but wonder how long it would take for the pro-government supportersContinue reading This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Teachers should be praised for trying to fix broken classrooms