And so the punishment begins….and parents are the target.
As we talked about following yesterday post, it seems the government has an agenda to punish those who voted against the HST.
Although Falcon committed to preserving “core” education services ( and what exactly does that mean?) cuts to outside services that aid parents have already begun, with this letter sent to the BC Confederation of Parents Advisory Councils. The province will not give them either an operating grant, or a project grant, but can only offer support in a ” non-financial manner”.
BCCPAC is the umbrella non-profit organization that acts as ” the collective voice of parents for the best possible public education of all children in BC.” Members include the District PAC’s and the PAC’s, and this organization provides resources, tools and advocacy for all parents.
As a parent who has been involved in my children’s education for 20 years, I find this appalling, in particular because of the excessive amount of funding being tossed about in corporate initiatives in this province. They will say this is not about punishment, but about fiscal prudence, but I say we can read between the lines.
Christy Clark and crew just slapped the face of every parent in this province.
Families First? Read this letter and you decide if families are what this government values.