B.C. Liberals turn their backs on chaos in schools

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VICTORIA – The B.C. Liberals have no interest in getting kids back into classrooms and bringing stability back to our schools by September, say the New Democrats.

“With five weeks left to end the disruption in the lives of B.C. families, the B.C. Liberals are preparing for failure by announcing a rebate for parents instead of focusing on getting kids back in classrooms,” said New Democrat education spokesperson Rob Fleming.

“The Liberal government’s focus should be entirely on getting our schools running again and improving learning for our kids, and every penny saved from the school shutdown should stay in our public education system to make that happen,” said Fleming.

Fleming added that the government could potentially spend millions just to set up and administer the rebate program.

“Parents just want to see their kids back in school. They have already had their lives, and the lives of their kids, turned upside down by this dispute. Now, the B.C. Liberals are showing them that they have given up entirely on getting kids back in their classrooms by September 2.”