Gold Trail teachers are committed to eliminating racism
To the Editor,
As the president of the Gold Trail Teachers’ Association I wish to express that the teachers of School District #74 are committed in their effort to eliminate racism within our schools and communities. We support and are involved in a number of anti-racism issues through our participation in the BC Teachers’ Federation. For example, the BCTF has recently released an updated version of “Show Racism the Red Card,” an art poster campaign. We also have called on the provincial government to provide more resources to support the new curriculum, including resources to ensure that we are meaningfully including the First Peoples Principles of Learning in all courses at all grades.
The teachers of School District #74 were not involved in the creation of the recent poster campaign initiated by District management. In the future, the Association looks forward to any opportunity to collaborate with any and all partner groups in the District on resources aimed at fighting racism and believe that as professionals who work with students, families and communities on a daily basis, we have much to contribute to the creation of any resource in this district.