To mark the 10th anniversary of Bills 27 and 28, the BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) is organizing a protest for Friday, January 27, 2012, which they are calling a “Dark Day for Public Education in BC”. The BCTF is asking teachers to mark the occasion by wearing black in their classrooms, and have supplied local teachers’ associations with buttons, t-shirts, bumper stickers, pamphlets, and other promotional items. With respect to the protest planned for Friday, January 27, 2012, BCPSEA’s position is that teachers should not wear in the classroom buttons or t-shirts with political messages that may engage students in the teacher’s political views on Bills 27 and 28. If teachers wear attire with political messages in the presence of students, they should be reminded that this is not permitted under the arbitral jurisprudence and should be asked to remove it from the classroom.