On behalf of 10,000 FPSE members, we want to congratulate John Horgan and Andrew Weaver on reaching their historic governing agreement, putting British Columbians ahead of partisan interests.
The 2017 BC provincial election is nearing and it’s going to be close. In a recent op-ed in the Vancouver Sun, George Davison, president of the Federation of Post-Secondary Educators of BC, wrote:
Students are struggling, and we need to be talking about it. These are the people who will propel our province’s economy. Study after study shows that education and income are correlated. Education is a path to jobs. It follows that public policy should support education, because if more people are employed and earning higher wages, they’ll contribute more. But our province has been chronically underfunding education, using a lens that is short-sighted and biased.