BCTF wants 5800 more teachers hired

The B-C Teachers Union wants the Provincial Government to spend half-a-billion dollars more on education.

BCTF President Susan Lambert is urging the province to adopt a plan to begin to bring BC’s education funding and services up to the national average.

She says, “we have been so chronically underfunded for so long.”

For starters, Lambert is pointing to the student/educator ratio in B-C that is 16.6 to 1.

The national average is 14 to 1.

For B-C to meet that Canadian average, 5800 more full-time equivalent teachers would have to be hired at a cost of roughly 500-million dollars..