Quebec teachers and parents are drawing the line. It’s time to make education a priority.

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PARENTS and ALLIES, TEACHERS NEED YOUR SUPPORT to

 DEMAND THAT the GOVERNMENT finally PRIORITIZE EDUCATION!

JOIN THE LINE OF TEACHERS AND PARENTS STANDING IN SOLIDARITY TO RE-DEFINE EDUCATION. 

The line on this map represents a growing number of teachers, parents and supporters who are virtually standing in line precisely 6 feet apart, starting at the National Assembly in Quebec City.



THE LINE WILL GROW BY 6 FEET WITH EVERYONE WHO JOINS THE LINE BELOW.

 

 

JOIN THE LINE

 

NEXT ACTION STEPS

  1. RAISE AWARENESS - Share DTL's content and resources to help EDUCATE THE PUBLIC about the truth of the profession and the current system's negative impact on students and teachers.

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  2. TAKE ACTION - Contact elected officials and leaders to express your concerns and ADVOCATE FOR CHANGE. 

    • LOCAL SCHOOLS’ GOVERNING BOARDS
    • COUNCIL OF COMMISSIONERS 

    • LOCAL MNA

 

ABOUT

Teachers and parents are uniting and speaking with one voice, demanding better for our students,teachers and staff, in education. Together, we are  advocating for improvements in education. In doing so, we will reveal an undeniable truth that can no longer be ignored: the current system is failing our students and hurting our teachers. 


For decades, teachers have taken on roles that go far beyond their professional responsibilities and training. They have demonstrated their willingness to do more work with less resources for the sole purpose of serving their students to the best of their abilities.

The recent Covid-19 pandemic has magnified an expectation that both teachers and students must unnecessarily risk their lives and well-being for the sake of returning to the malfunctioning status-quo. Over time, these unacceptable conditions have cultivated unhealthy working environments for educators and, subsequently, inadequate learning conditions for students. 

 

Teachers have been advocating for greater representation and participation within a system that has put them on the sidelines, for decades. Teachers’ voices must be included in policy making, professional expectations, measures of success, and curricular development. Our outlined recommendations (see demands below) will improve education beyond the pandemic, and change the foundation for generations to come.

WHO WE ARE AND WHY WE ARE HERE

 

Drawing the Line is a grassroots campaign that emerged from the work of the TeachUp community. TeachUp is a teacher self-empowerment and advocacy group with members from around the United States, Canada, and more. This campaign has no corporate sponsorship or related funding.

Drawing the Line Quebec was created by dedicated and compassionate Canadian teachers,
and approved by parents. 

 

OUR DEMANDS

TEACHERS ARE DRAWING THE LINE FOR WHAT EDUCATION CAN BE


Below are necessities that EVERY educator requires in order to educate students in a safe, effective, and equitable way, ensuring ‘success for all’.

 

The demands and their respective resolution suggestions can be collectively taken to leadership, administrators, departments of education, and/or elected officials.

CLICK ON THE DEMANDS BELOW TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THEIR CONTEXT AND POLICY RESOLUTIONS

 

RESOURCES

THE TRUTH ABOUT THE TEACHING PROFESSION

@2020 Drawing the Line