Schools for Kamloops and BC
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