Teachers call for Ministry of Education to maintain funding for adult students
May 14, 2012
The BC Teachers’ Federation and the Adult Educators’ Provincial Specialist Association are calling on the Ministry of Education to reverse its decision to cut by half the funding for many secondary school courses that adults formerly could take for free.
BCTF surveys of teachers of adult education show that many of their students are living in poverty and can’t afford tuition fees, so charging for these courses will further exclude students who are already marginalized. “That means they will miss out on an enriching education, and our society will miss out on having citizens who are better prepared to take a full part in the economic and social life of their communities,” said BCTF President Susan Lambert. More...