Tax cuts over education in B.C.

Our schools are worth funding to the Canadian average

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