Dozens of parents have delivered a petition with more than 11,000 signatures to the BC legislature.
Mother Jordan Waters says the group wants the government to join the teachers’ union in mediation.
“I am disillusioned with our government and their unwillingness to make public education a priority. I think it’s really short-sighted and they don’t see how investing in children is investing in our economic prosperity in the long run.”
Teachers have set up picket lines in a few Lower Mainland school districts, in a run up to the first day of class, set for Sept. 2.