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UBC Professor spikes education peace plan

The BC Government wants a ten-year labour contract with B.C. teachers which it calls "Working Together for Students".

Key elements include dedicated funding, an Education Council to give teachers a voice on policies and indexed compensation.

However the BC Teachers Federation questions the government's motivation saying it was blindsided by the sudden announcement while teachers have been working on a framework agreement with school trustees.

Charles Ungerleider, a former Deputy Education Minister under the NDP, is also a Professor in the Department of Educational Studies at UBC.

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