The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation advocates for the province’s teachers and for the cause of excellence in public education. The STF works to influence policy, legislation and funding to ensure schools are great learning and working environments, and advocates for a system that is properly funded to meet students’ needs and protect public education.
Whether you’re an STF member, parent or concerned citizen, you can play a role in advancing these issues with elected officials. Here you’ll find information on the most pressing issues facing public education today, what the STF’s position is and how you can help influence change.
If you are an STF member, you are encouraged to meet with your MLA to share your individual experiences in the classroom. The STF Executive recently passed a motion that supersedes an STF bylaw which states that members cannot make representations with government officials without executive approval.
Advocate as Individual Teachers
- Concentrate on local MLAs and other elected leaders
- Speak as an individual with important and relevant professional experience, not on behalf of the STF
- Tell us what you’re doing, so we can support you with
- Message support and creation
- Record keeping
- Gathering information
Tell Them Tuesday
Tell Them Tuesday invites teachers, students, parents, grandparents and other concerned citizens to contact their MLA, the Minister of Education and the Premier to tell them about the realities of today’s classrooms in Saskatchewan.
All you need to do is enter your name, postal code and email address to join the campaign. In follow up emails from the campaign, you’ll be invited to take certain actions such as sending an email to your MLA and the Government of Saskatchewan or sharing on social media with just a few clicks of the mouse.
We encourage you to sign up for Tell Them Tuesday and let your friends and family know about it so that they can share their stories as well. The more stories we tell, the louder and stronger our voices are to the provincial government.
Class Size and Complexity
Class size and complexity are two of the most pressing issues facing Saskatchewan’s public education system today. With soaring enrolment and fewer classroom supports, teachers are doing more with less to meet their students’ needs. These issues cause interruptions in the classroom and create challenging environments for learning and work. In short, these are symptoms of an underfunded system.
Learn more in an ongoing series of articles in the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation Bulletin:
For more on what the term class complexity really means for our students and teachers, please feel free to view and share this video: