My OneCity considers education an investment in the future – an investment in our children. My dreams for my students and my classroom aren’t crazy, either. Here are a bunch of things I want for my dream classroom. Have a look and see what you think:
A consistent internet connection so that I would be able to access relevant news clips and articles online to show my students as issues come up in our discussions as well as available computers/tablets that kids can use to assist with learning;
some fun art supplies like water colour pencil crayons and real art paper for the kids to express themselves creatively;
earphones available for kids who like to listen to music while they’re working and some MP3 players with eclectic playlists so that while they’re doing their work they would be able to expand their musical tastes;
healthy food I can provide as snacks to kids who come to school without having eaten and who miss the breakfast program;
OneCity supports Vancouver teachers, parents, and students in their campaign for better learning conditions for all children. We call on the Government of British Columbia to stop breaking the law and comply with the two definitive decisions of the BC Supreme Court. We call on the Ministry of Education to bargain respectfully with teachers whose objective is to reduce class sizes and provide much needed additional support for students with special needs.Read more
OneCity officially launched on Monday, May 5th and it generated quite a buzz. We were pleased to see so many people at the launch and connecting with us online. Thank you for your comments and helping to spread the news!
Media coverage of the OneCity launch:
- New political party OneCity concerned with “growing divide” in Vancouver (Georgia Straight)
- New civic party launches in Vancouver (Global News)
We hope to see you at our launch party on May 22nd!
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