Yesterday, the Sask. Party government proposed a new committee to examine the issue of class sizes, as teachers face increasingly large classes.
The Sask. Party has had a few education committees, but they haven’t produced results.
- The 2017-18 budget introduced the Governance Review Renewal Project with a price tag of $1.4 million, to look for efficiencies in education. These committees were panned as time consuming make-work projects that pulled division staff away from their work.
- The “Curriculum Advisory Committee” established in 2017 failed to produce results or any reports, according to an NDP Freedom of Information request.
“Parents and teachers are worried that our kids aren’t getting the support they need in classrooms, but the Sask. Party responds with yet another committee,” NDP Education Critic Carla Beck said. “We need a government that will stop letting down our families and teachers and invest in adequate funding for classrooms across Saskatchewan.”
The NDP Opposition is holding the first in a series of public town halls on education tonight in Moose Jaw.