SB Q15: 20 Questions for Langley School Board candidates

 

No, public schools are already fighting for funding; diluting the pool is detrimental to the students whose parents can’t afford private school.

 Megan Dykeman (Township) – No. Education as a public good, in one form or another, has been an essential element of our society since before BC joined Confederation. Everyone should have access to a quality education for their children, provided free at the point of delivery. Those who wish to obtain private education for their children for various reasons of their own may of course do so. However, the exercise of the right to do so should not be publicly funded, nor should those who wish to make alternative arrangements expect to not contribute to the public education system any more than should those who do not have school age children.  All should recognize that,  if for no other reason than self-interest,  funding  public education is the best investment that we can make to insure the health and prosperity of us all.  

 Suzanne Perreault (Township) – Education is a freedom of rights issues and all children need to be able to access education that does not separate the classes creating and mirroring a cast system. In order to maintain the public school system as a safe, fair &, equitable place for children to be educated we must continue to maintain the thread of our social fabric by keeping the system balanced to access. Taking money away from the public system will further erode the system.

Rod Ross (Township) – No. We have a good balance and I would not want to see any further dollars flow to the private system. 

 

Click here to return to 20 Questions page

Just Posted

VIDEO: Langley star Dallas Smith takes top hits acoustic

A Walnut Grove country music entertainer is looking for participants for an upcoming romantic video.

LETTER: Freeway expansion not the long-term solution

Letter writer Aaron Ritchie questions those pushing to four-lane the highway east of 216th Street.

B.C. BUDGET: Fare freeze, free travel for seniors on BC Ferries

A complete fare freeze will be put into place on major routes, and fares will be rolled back on smaller routes by 15 per cent

Langley students collect glut of supplies for Guatemalan students

Walnut Grove Secondary LEOs now raising money to ship most items south.

BC BUDGET: New spaces a step to universal child care

Fees reduced for licensed daycare operators

VIDEO: Top 10 B.C. budget highlights

The NDP is focusing on childcare, affordable housing and speeding up the elimination of MSP premiums

Canucks blow three goal lead, lose to Avalanche in overtime

Vancouver struggled on the penalty kill, as Colorado scored all five goals on the powerplay

Widow of avalanche victim sues Golden lodge operator

A woman from Alberta is suing guides, their mountain guide association and the lodge operator for negligence

BC BUDGET: NDP hope to nix court delays with $15 million cash influx

Union says funding could stop sheriffs from leaving for higher paid jobs

Cattlemen urge B.C. to prevent erosion caused during 2017 wildfire season

Other concerns are fencing restoration and repair, and a lack of feed for cattle.

Patrick Brown’s Tory leadership bid fate looms

Brown’s bid to for Tory leadership to be decided on Wednesday

Alberta shrugs off B.C. legal challenge on wine ban

The potential fine Alberta faces for violating free trade rules according to economic development minister

Yelling vulgar slur at reporter not a crime says judge

Judge rules ‘vulgar’ slur against reporter was not a public disturbance

Most Read