Education Forum to Challenge Funding Cuts
Prince George, B.C. – CUPE has organized a forum tonight at the College of New Caledonia to protest funding cuts to all levels of education.
“The B.C. government has got to do better,” says CUPE BC President Mark Hancock, who will be one of the speakers at the public forum. “This Liberal government would rather give a two per cent tax break to those earning over $150,000 per year, than to properly fund public education that benefits everyone.”
He notes school boards across the province are grappling with a $29 million shortfall in administrative funding in this year’s budget, and post-secondary institutions are facing $50 million in administrative cuts.
Hancock adds the CNC Board of Governors is also considering cuts to the dental and counselling programs.
This free event at CNC’s Prince George campus begins with food at 5:00 pm and speakers with an open mic starting at 6:00 pm.