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Ruling on teachers' collective bargaining could have implications for students with special needs

Summary: 
The BC Supreme Court ruled on Monday that laws restricting teachers' collective bargaining around issues of class size and composition are unconstitutional and must be repealed.

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Inclusion BC will follow developments including the release of the full opinion in this case, and update our members, as this is an issue of high importance for all concerned with education in our province and in particular the education of children and youth with special needs.

We insist that all actions and legislative developments for education in our province must fully support the equality and inclusion of students with special needs, and must not discriminate against students with special needs. Furthermore, we also insist that students with special needs must be provided with appropriate and adequate supports to further their education and meaningful inclusion.

Inclusion BC will continue to provide updates on these developments.