Letters to the Editor

Tax cuts over education in B.C.

Editor, The News:

Re: Trustees see $10 million shortfall (The News, Feb. 19).

So restoring funding to provide respectable class sizes and support for students who require support would take about $5.5 million dollars SD42.

In Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows, where we have about 15,000 students, that works out to $365 per student per year. That would put education funding in our school division close to the Canadian average.

I think our kids are worth at least as much as children across Canada.

Unfortunately, our government has prioritized tax cuts for corporations over education for B.C. children.

Bob Goos

Maple Ridge


We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

Community Events, August 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Aug 15 edition online now. Browse the archives.