An advertisement that denounced the under-funding of public schools

News 13 March, 2018
  • QMI agency

    Tuesday, 13 march 2018 21:27

    Tuesday, 13 march 2018 21:28

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    The autonomous Federation of education intends to put pressure on the government Couillard with the help of an advertisement showing the under-funding of public schools in quebec, a few weeks of the tabling of the provincial budget.

    “Don’t be shy, tell the guy why you want it to buy your chocolate. It is for your school, for the repair, to remove mildew, so you’ll have service and support, and then to compensate for all the public money that the government gives to private schools,” one can hear in the advertising obtained

    According to the president of the FAE, Sylvain Mallette, the aim of this offensive ad is “to remind the people of Quebec that the budget choices made by the government have hurt the public school, have been detrimental to students and have been detrimental to teachers who work in the public school”.

    In the margin of this advertising campaign, the union will give them chocolate bars on which we can read: “the Education budget has been cut by $ 1.5 billion between 2010 and 2016. In 10 years, the government has deprived the public network for $ 5 billion for the benefit of the private [sic]; the maintenance deficit of the schools is $1.8 billion”.

    For the past two years, the government has re-injected to the renovation and construction of schools the same amount that denounces the union for the maintenance deficit.

    “The government is not reinvesting not currently, it is only to repay what that he’s been cut,” said Sylvain Mallette.

    The president of FEF, believes that the Quebec will have their say in the voting booth. “The prime minister will have to answer for its choice in the next election,” said Sylvain Mallette.

    The minister of Education emphasized on his side that he provides support to teachers with its education policy.

    “We have put forward measures to be able to hire up to 8,000 teachers and education professionals in the schools over the next five years”, insisted the minister Sébastien Proulx.

    – According to a report by Alain Laforest