75 plus people -parents, unioninsts, academics, teachers, community members- found their way to the obscure room in the Chemistry Building to hear Jinny Sims, president BCTF, Catherine Evans, president BCSPE, Paul Orlowski, Vancouver teacher, Kevin Millsip, Vancouver trustee, Wayne Ross, Curriculum Studies UBC and myself (Charles Menzies) speak on the significance of the teachers strike. After the presentations the floor was opened for discussion and questions and a further hour of commentary followed.
We will be uploading a webcast of the event shortly in this space. We will also be publishing online the proceedings of the event in printed form.
In the meantime you can find the text to two commentarites, Stephen Petrina’s welcome and my own, here. Please note that these are unedited draft comments and will be revised and expanded for the online publication to follow.