VESTA members are encouraged to wear red shirts on Fridays to show their support for public education and the adequate funding of public education. Join teachers across the province who are also participating in this collective action.
If you are on social media, you could post pictures of willing teachers wearing red to support public education and post them on Social Media.
Some ideas to focus your tweets on are:
- British Columbia still spends about $1,800 less per student than the Canadian national average.
- Students getting less individual teacher time
- Underfunding of classroom materials and supplies
- Long waits for specialist teachers: like resource teachers, teacher psychologists, teacher counsellors and speech language pathologists.
Meeting the diverse needs of each student in a complex class takes time and resources. Call on your MLA and school trustees to increase per student education funding in BC to at least the national average.