NDP Education Cuts Put an End to Crichton Park School Choice
Liberal MLA for Dartmouth East Andrew Younger says the Dexter government’s education cuts are putting an end to a popular school choice at Crichton Park School in Dartmouth.
“This is yet another example of how the Dexter government’s $65 million cut to education is negatively impacting the quality of education in Nova Scotia,” says Younger. “Our children have fewer resources in their school and they are now losing out on another educational opportunity by losing this very popular choir.”
Younger says more than 100 students participated in the choir.
“This program helped our students realize their full musical potential – it is as important as any sports team or other extracurricular activity,” says Younger. “This is another example of our the Dexter government’s cuts are reducing the number of educational opportunities available to our students and lowering the quality of education in Nova Scotia.”
Liberal leader Stephen McNeil says Liberals recognize the importance of such programs and well-funded, properly resources public education system.
“We told the government that they could not cut $65 million from public education without lowering the quality of education in Nova Scotia,” says McNeil. “We know we need a properly-funded education system in Nova Scotia and that’s why the Liberals are committed to reversing the NDP’s cuts to education – it’s what our students need and deserve.”
“Liberals know that a strong economy depends on a strong education system – by investing in our youth, we invest in our future prosperity.”