Funding situation proof of sad state of public schools

Re: Saanich School District going into business (News, July 13)

Re: Saanich School District going into business (News, July 13)

The headline led into a very sad article highlighting the need for public schools to raise funds however they can.

Provincial government funding of such a vital resource as schools has been declining in value each year, far more than can be justified on the basis of declining enrolment.

In fact, the inequality of schools based upon neighbourhood income is made worse when parents are expected to constantly pick up the slack. This reported foray into international privatization is simply a more overt example of the government’s chronic underfunding.

I’m a senior citizen who acknowledges the critical importance of quality education for all in our society.

It’s tragic that the Liberals are so willing to shrug off their complicity in forcing taxpayer-funded schools to become profit-seeking entities. Have they no shame?

Connie Foss More

Saanich