On September 19, 2016, Maggie Milne Martens of PAN presented to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services about our desire that education be a top priority for Budget 2017.
Parent Advocacy Network affirms:
We were not alone in advocating for public education. PENS and FACE also presented in Vancouver.
While they will hopefully hear from many more on the importance of public education, the more the message is amplified, the more likely it is to have an impact. While the committee has moved on from Vancouver, you can still let them know how the current underfunding is affecting you, your children, and your community by sending in a written, audio or video submission or complete an online survey (deadline, October 14, 2016). (More information is available in our September 2, 2016 blog.)
The Committee will issue a report in November, making recommendations to the Finance Minister for the upcoming budget.
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