Monthly Archives: May 2015

United Nations – World Education Forum May 21st, 2015

UN hails outcome of Incheon forum as ‘huge step forward’ for education

Click Here to read the report on the United Nations Website

This excerpt from UN Special Rapporteur on education, Kishore Singh:

“Governments must safeguard education as a public good, and urgently end the commercialization of education,” Mr. Singh added. “Disparities and inequalities in society must be reduced, not encouraged. Building an inclusive education system requires governments to strengthen public education, as is their obligation under international human rights law.”

Mr. Singh called on governments to fully fund and implement their human rights obligations and bring free, public education for all. “Free basic education is the cornerstone of the right to education and must not be undermined through privatisation,” the Special Rapporteur said.

Social Justice Newsletter Deadline: May 15, 2015

I bet there are many wonderful ideas and lessons people are creating in their classrooms in SD85.
Interested in sharing?

Sandra Gunson
Social Justice Chair

Begin forwarded message:

From: Susan Ruzic <>
Date: April 30, 2015 at 10:29:08 AM PDT
To: “BCTF Social Justice Contacts” <>
Subject: SJ newsletter deadline: May 15, 2015

Hello everyone,

This is a reminder that the deadline for submissions for the Summer-Fall edition of the Social Justice newsletter is May 15, 2015.

Please submit articles, book and movie reviews, lesson plans, etc., about social justice topics that will be of interest to teachers from K-12. Teachers always enjoy reading about social justice initiatives happening in your classroom. Articles should be between 250-1,000 words. Pictures, in jpeg format, would also be appreciated.

Thank you,




Susan Ruzic
Assistant Director of Social Justice
Professional and Social Issues Department BCTF
100-550 West 6th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 4P2