McNeil: NDP Spending More on Education Admin, Less on Students
Liberal leader Stephen McNeil says the Dexter government’s latest budget increases the amount spent on education administration and senior management, but puts fewer resources into the classroom.
“This government is intent on slashing classroom funding while spending more on administration and bureaucrats,” says McNeil. “It is inexcusable for this government to spend more on administration while forcing deep cuts onto the backs of our students.”
McNeil says that the government needs to be investing in students, not growing the adminstrative budget of the system.
“Our students have shouldered the brunt of this governments attack on education and it is an insult to increase administrative spending while classrooms lose resources,” says McNeil.
McNeil says this budget shows the Dexter government is more interested in growing the bureaucracy than it is in improving our children’s education.
“Nova Scotians want our students to succeed, they want our government to invest in them,” says McNeil. “Instead, we have a government taking from students and growing government – this is a mistake.”
“Clearly, this government is out of touch with the priorities of Nova Scotians.”