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A public school teacher's perspective on a decade of cuts

November 26, 2016
| Rory Brown is President of the Vancouver Secondary Teachers' Association, a local of the BCTF. He has taught in Vancouver since 1999 and witnessed firsthand the effects of years of cutbacks.
Length: 18:46 minutes (17.19 MB)
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Over a decade of cuts has led to crisis in B.C. public schools

November 25, 2016
| Since 2002, the Liberal government has been cutting education funding in B.C. resulting in program cutbacks, overcrowded classrooms and now, for many children, the loss of their neighbourhood school.
Length: 31:25 minutes (28.77 MB)
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| October 31, 2016
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| October 30, 2016
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| August 26, 2016

Not quite back to school for Mexican teachers

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Teachers in four Mexican states refused to head back to school on Monday as the teacher-led movement against President Enrique Peña Nieto's impeding education reform ramps up with ongoing strikes and renewed road blockades.

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| July 18, 2016
July 14, 2016 |
This year's award goes to the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador for privatizing adult basic education.

Saskatchewan schools blindsided by education funding cuts

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Saskatchewan teachers believe they are being blamed for increasing education costs in the province, the provincial teachers' association says.

Recent budgetary announcements from the governing Saskatchewan Party revealed it had decided against funding the 1.9 per cent raise in teachers' salaries for 2016/17 that had been already agreed upon during bargaining.

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