In Vancouver, we are not currently meeting the requirements of the Supreme Court decision on classroom size and composition. Vancouver School Board classes must be organized from the start of the school year to meet these limits. To do this, we need more teachers.
OneCity’s Plan to Recruit and Retrain Teachers:
- Permanently eliminate test requirements for new teachers. Once they’ve graduated from Teachers College and successfully completed their practicum, they are ready to teach.
- Eliminate the 50% minimum service requirements for Teachers on Call to encourage more teachers to work in Vancouver.
- Lobby the Provincial and Federal Governments for loan forgiveness for teachers living in Vancouver where housing costs are prohibitive.