NDP Leader Cam Broten says he will stop the Sask. Party’s cuts to education.
“As a dad, I want a great education and lots of opportunities for my daughters – and what I want for them, I want for all kids in Saskatchewan,” said Broten. “I can’t tolerate cuts to education, because those cuts hurt our kids and undermine Saskatchewan’s future. We need significant investments in children and young people – not cuts.”
Broten’s plan will hire 300 more teachers and 300 more educational assistants.
He says he will improve funding for schools, double funding for Early Childhood Intervention Programs, and increase support for Early Childhood Development Programs by 50-percent.
The NDP mentioned their campaign promises to increase education funding, add more teachers and educational assistants, and to regulate class sizes to provide better quality learning.
Broten accuses the Sask. Party of hiding details about school division cuts during an election campaign.
The NDP leader says this is one of the reasons the Sask. Party has not released a budget.
In the meantime the Saskatchewan Party says overall education funding increased by 112-percent in the past 8 years, and provincial funding for K-12 education jumped up over 31-percent since 2007.