Saving Public Education

Spring break, 2012 My only child started his journey through BC’s public school system in 1999 and it’s a huge relief to know that he will graduate this year. It feels like those movie scenes where the building explodes just as the hero hurls himself out the door — except I know there’s 500,000 other …

MOMS: Province, BCTF not putting students first in contract dispute

For over a decade, MOMS has led advocacy efforts for increased provincial funding to address growing gaps in public education, and especially in special education.  We have advocated for respectful, collaborative partnerships that bring all education partners together to address funding and other challenges and to develop effective solutions that put students first. Our silence in recent weeks …

Education Minister: Class composition limits discriminate against special needs

Finally, an Education Minister who’s making some sense! George Abbott has publicly endorsed the position taken recently by Victoria parents and the Victoria Board of Education, opposing discriminatory class composition caps introduced under Bill 33 by former Education Minister Shirley Bond. Read the Vancouver Sun report. MOMS and other parent advocacy groups, along with trustees and …