Protect Public Education Now (PPEN) and Support for BC Teachers invite you to join us on the steps of the BC Legislature Monday, August 25 at 2:00 pm. We have invited Premier Christy Clark and Education Minister Peter Fassbender to accept over 9,000 signatures. As they have not responded, we will present the signatures to Education Critic Rob Fleming, who will deliver them to the Premier and Education Minister on behalf of BC students, parents and teachers who are urgently calling for a fair deal that will allow school to resume in September.
The petition will be delivered by parent advocate Jordan Watters and grade eight student Julia Pante. Julia delivered an initial batch of signatures to Premier Clark’s constituency office earlier in the summer, along with a shiny red apple symbolizing hope that school would resume in September. On Monday, we will be delivering a sapling apple tree which we would like to see planted at the Legislature when the government reaches an agreement with teachers – an agreement that we hope will bear the fruits of adequate investment in public education.
Julia will also be bringing more apples – 30 to be exact – the number of students in a typical BC classroom.
Please spread the word about this event and reply to our facebook event if you will be attending! https://www.facebook.com/events/592566354185911/
Please encourage your friends to sign the petition! http://www.thepetitionsite.com/373/030/758/premier-clark-negotiate-with-teachers-to-protect-public-education/