From 2-5pm today, hundreds and hundreds of Lower Mainland public school students rallied at the Vancouver Art Gallery in solidarity with their teachers. This comes after the BCTF overwhelmingly voted to escalate the labour action. Teachers will be striking beginning Monday, March 5th until Wednesday (and every week up to three days).
There will be full coverage of the student rally and live guests on the March 6th show to discuss public education more generally in Lower Mainland cities. In the meantime, check out my conversation with a Windermere Secondary student about the significance of the protest and why students are organizing to support their teachers.