By | April 10, 2016

BC Student Alliance is hosting a Rally for Education

at the Vancouver Art Gallery on Saturday, May 28 starting at 1pm.

Chinese Translation of one of the many PAN Letters – not sure which one! (please click on the blue link below)

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The 1976 UN Covenant of Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights deemed Education a fundamental human right. Yet, in BC, our education system has been seriously neglected by the provincial government. We see that students in BC are suffering, from early childhood education, all the way through to post-secondary.

There have been school closures, overcrowded classrooms and a lack of support for children with special needs. The BC Liberal government promised to reduce class-size and class-composition issues quite some time ago; but students are still waiting for support that they desperately need. According to a news release from the BC Teacher’s Federation (BCTF), The BC Liberal government funds education $1,000 less per student than the national average, the second worst in Canada.

As students, parents, and community members, we must come together so that another generation of children are not deprived of the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Join us on May 28th at the Vancouver Art gallery to show that it is not the bureaucrats that decide what the best way to learn is. It is the constituents that do!

Our goal is to show that education is a foundational right because of the impact it has on every member of our society. There needs to be more input by parents, teachers, and students into the way the education system works and this is only going to change if we stand together with the common goal of increasing funding for our education.

The BC Government is closing down schools. Since 2002, BC has lost the equivalent of 3,500 full-time teachers and we are going to see 28,200 more school-age kids in BC classrooms within six years. IT IS TIME FOR A CHANGE OF PRIORITIES! The BC Government must listen to its constituents and fund education. Come out on May 28th to make our voices heard!