Tom Kertes is a public school teacher in Haida Gwaii.
He writes about teaching and learning liberation and the value of public education at:
Tom lives in Queen Charlotte, BC with his husband Ron.
He was a community organizer before becoming a public school teacher.
As a community organizer he worked with low-wage temporary day labourers in demand of their economic human rights.
Tom was part of a successful living wages campaign, which more than doubled wages. As part of this campaign he coordinated a Living Wages Hunger Strike (which was called off when the Maryland state governor met workers’ demands the night of their deadline).
Tom also helped organize a “child care equity” campaign, in conjunction with his union the BCGEU. Child care professionals at UBC successfully achieved a nearly 20% “pay correction” – which brought the wages of the 95%+ women workforce more in line with similarly qualified and skilled male workers.
You can read more about Tom at his personal blog…
For more information about Tom, please visit:
- “Curtis Kertes” Personal Blog
- Tom Kertes Writing Blog
- Education for All
- Mr. Kertes’s Classroom Blog
- The Storymakers’ Club
Tom’s past work and projects include: