News: censorship and professional autonomy library books, classroom collections.

From BCTF News…

Hands off our books!

The Langley Teachers’ Association just settled a grievance with the school board dealing with censorship and professional autonomy relating to choosing library books and classroom collections.

The grievance settlement includes the following: the end to weeding and levelling of books, remuneration for books removed from teachers’ classrooms, release time for teachers to meet to discuss purchasing new book collections, and the restoration of the teacher-librarian position at the school.

This settlement is recognized as significant by provincial and national library associations. The University of Alberta has invited representatives from the Langley Teachers’ Association to speak about the issue and their settlement.

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