Extensive Vancouver School education cuts proposed: parents gather to protest
Parents Protest Education Cuts: Parents are demanding Liberals increase school funding across the province. Several hundred people packed a rally Sunday, April 18 at John Oliver Secondary School to protest school cuts which the board has said will force large teacher layoffs, as well as cuts to music, ESL and special-education programs.
Protests Target Education Cuts, Stadium Expenses: Protesters held a rally Monday, April 19 at East Hastings, near the PNE to demonstrate against the extensive Vancouver School Board jobs cuts proposal. The theme of the protest was to underscore the idea that education funding should be considered a priority over stadium funding.
Play's the Thing in School Budget Crisis: Highlighting the broken record that is this province's seemingly yearly education funding crisis.
BC Education Minister Under Siege Over School Cuts: Parents and children march to the ministers constituency office to urge Education Minister Margaret Macdiarmid to properly fund BC schools. Parents are incensed at the proposed cuts to arts and music programs, school libraries, and the imposition of additional costs on the school boards.