The results from a National education survey show Saskatchewan students are feeling the effects of the governments cuts to education.
The Pan-Canadian Assessment of Science, Math and Reading, which is a test students across the country take every three years, showed Saskatchewan and Manitoba scored below the National average.
STF President Patrick Maze says the results are a direct comparison to cuts in funding.
“I believe there’s clear evidence that our under-funding on education is having an impact on student achievement,” Maze says. “Without an increase in funding and investment into education, we’re going to see similar results going forward.”
Provinces like Alberta, BC and Ontario scored above average.
Maze says going forward, things don’t look good for improvement in the classroom.
“The $30 Million that was put back in barely covers inflation, in fact doesn’t keep up with inflation in this sector, and we’ve got more students and fewer teachers to deal with those students, so I don’t think there’s a lot of hope in sight.”
The report is conducted every three years and is organized by the Council of Ministers of Education.