Schools for Kamloops and BC

Schools for Kamloops and BC

Posted on October 10, 2020 at 7:45 pm by Bill Roberts
BC, Community, Kamloops-North Thompson, Kamloops-South Thompson, Provincial

Instead of building schools, Andrew Wilkinson and the BC Liberals spent over a decade fighting with parents, taking teachers to court and chronically underfunding school capital budgets. Between 2002-2017, Andrew Wilkinson and the BC Liberals closed 267 schools, killing jobs while leaving overcrowded classes in their wake.

The BC NDP understands that a strong public education system is key to a healthy society and have made a historic $2 billion investment into public education over the last three years, leading to a record 102 new school projects approved across the province, including several in Kamloops. Schools are often the heart of a community; a new school can serve as the community hub families need.

John Horgan’s progress on education:

  • Hired 4,200 new teachers
  • Smallest class sizes in a decade
  • Built 141 new playgrounds so parents don’t have to fundraise