January 31, 2012
Yesterday on CBC radio at noon, we listened to the Minister of Education suggest that there have been no recent funding cuts to Alberta's K-12 schools.
This is news to us.
To suddenly suggest to Albertans that provincial education cuts never took place is not only an insulting attempt to re-write history. It is deeply worrisome given all the work parents, students, and concerned education advocates did to ensure his party's 2011 school funding cuts were restored. His statements are unacceptable.
We ask that the Minister withdraw his denial of recent cuts to children's K-12 schools. We all work hard to fight underfunding, and politicians must be accountable for the austerity in education they have created. To suggest the cuts never happened does a disservice to Albertans who want the best for K-12 students through funding excellence.
Don Boucher, Co-Chair Marle Roberts, Co-Chair
Kids Not Cuts Coalition Kids Not Cuts Coalition