Tomorrow teachers in #yyj will be joining with their colleagues around the country in a National Day of Action for Public Education. #RedForEd #redforbced @CTFFCE
Teachers around #yyj will be wearing red, lining streets outside their schools and participating in walk-ins as a show of support for education. The day will end with a rally at @Rob_Fleming office from 3:30-4:30 in support of fully funded public education system.
“Public education is the foundation of an equitable society,” said GVTA president, Winona
Waldron. “Teachers in Ontario, Saskatchewan and BC are currently in contract negotiations. We
need to acknowledge the important role public education plays in society at large" #RedForEd
"Here in BC, schools are currently funded at $1800 less per student than the national average.
Our early career teachers make the second lowest salaries in the country, while living in some of
the most expensive communities." @winonawaldron #RedForBCEd
There needs to be a reinvestment in BC public education, in
order to ensure the high standard of education BC students deserve can be maintained.”
The Greater Victoria Teachers Association invites all the public to wear red tomorrow and show your
support for Public Education!

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