Education system has been cannibalized

Christy Clark’s last election campaign was “Family’s First” and promoting and developing the LNG revenue bonanza.

Dear Editor:

Christy Clark’s last election campaign was “Family’s First” and promoting and developing the LNG revenue bonanza we were about to all enjoy.

It is all very evident how these campaign promises have panned out.

B.C. youth poverty remains the second worst in Canada, families and communities are experiencing devastating school closures.

It is amazing that the wrath for the school closures is being directed at the school boards instead of the provincial government.

School boards have been told for years to be “creative” in finding savings in their budgets.

They have done this over the years but now the only “creative” strategy left is to cannibalize the education system.

School board members are unfairly being blamed for shrinking funds over which they have no control.

School boards across the province should consider resigning en masse in protest and let the government shoulder the blame for which they are responsible.

Dan Zaremba

Summerland

 

Just Posted

Complete list of B.C. Interior wildfire coverage

Up-to-date information on blazes happening the Kamloops Wildfire Centre

Smoky skies causes Okanagan-wide air quality issues

Central Okanagan pushed to high risk

UPDATED: Expect heavy delays on Highway 97

Motorists may use an alternate route via Highway 97C, Highway 5A and Highway 3

Update: Summerland wildfire forces PIB state of emergency

More than 40 firefighters are on scene of the wildfire near Mount Conkle, just outside of Summerland.

Fire in backcountry near Keremeos reaches 400 hectares in size

Two significant fires are burning in the Lower Similkameen, smoke can be seen as far away as Osoyoos

Breaking: More evacuation orders for Mount Eneas wildfire, south of Peachland

The BC Wildfire Service is battling a large wildfire alongside Highway 97 in Peachland.

For-profit ridesharing legislation long overdue: BC Conservatives

Interim party leader Scott Anderson said the provincial government should step out of the way

Owner of fruit stand recounts ‘flames popping up everywhere’ from wildfire near Peachland

The Mount Eneas wildfire is burning at about 200 hectares south of Peachland

After cave rescue, soccer boys pray for protection at Thai temple

On Wednesday evening, the boys and coach were released from hospital

Gymnastics sex abuse victims join hands, accept courage award at ESPYs

The women who spoke out against the abuse by Larry Nassar stood together Wednesday night

Okanagan Mountain Park wildfire burns overnight

The wildfire across the lake from Peachland is burning at 200 hectares

Heavy traffic delays on Highway 97 due to wildfire near Peachland

Peachland - Evacuation orders have been issued for Brent Road and Highway 97 South properties

UPDATED: Okanagan Mountain Park fire forces evacuation alert

Properties from 6006 to 8888 Lakeshore Road are being placed on an evacuation alert

Cluster of fires fans smoke over West Kelowna

A cluster of three fires are burning above West Kelowna

Most Read