Tara Ehrcke

Tara Ehrcke is a teacher, education blogger and activist living in Victoria, British Columbia. She has been an executive member of the Greater Victoria Teachers' Association for over a decade, serving as president and now as local bargaining chair. She has also been active with the British Columbia Teachers' Federation as a member of the provincial bargaining team, the professional issues advisory committee and currently as a member of the Teacher Newsmagazine editorial committee. She writes regularly for local media and in education and labour publications including Our Schools, Our Selves, Our Times, Teacher Newsmagazine, and rankandfile.ca. Staffroom Confidential covers education issues in B.C., Canada and the world with a critical perspective of a classroom teacher and rank-and-file union activist. Follow her on Twitter @TaraEhrcke.

Tara Ehrcke
Blog
Feb 20, 2015

B.C. budget a blow to public education

Tara Ehrcke
As with other areas of the B.C. budget, 2015 will favour the rich with increases for private schools while imposing spending cuts to public schools.
Photos
Jan 30, 2015
Photo: flickr/ Staffroom Confidential

What can Canada learn from Syriza?

Tara Ehrcke
The victory of the anti-austerity Syriza in Greece should get progressive Canadians thinking about a genuine left alternative.
Blog
Jan 29, 2015
Syriza rally

What could a Canadian Syriza do?

Tara Ehrcke
With the victory of the anti-austerity Syriza in Greece, it is time to think about building a genuine left alternative here at home.
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