Niki Ashton’s latest MP report says that more needs to be done to support education. According to her report our region is one of the youngest in the country and students, schools, and post secondary institutions continue to be underfunded by the federal government.
She added that the results of underfunding are clear with overcrowded schools and classrooms, schools in need of repair, and a lack of options and supports for students.
The auditor general made recommendations to end the educational funding gap for indigenous children and it was reported that the first nation’s educational attainment gap has widened despite an improvement in high school graduation.
Ashton believes that the Liberals can act now by ending the education funding gap, complying with the Canadian human rights tribunal rulings on discrimination against first nation’s children, and to implement the recommendations made by the auditor general.
The report concluded by saying that education is the key to our region’s future.