Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation engages province with new ad campaign | PKBNEWS

The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation (STF) has launched a new ad campaign to once again denounce the province for underfunding education.

“The Saskatchewan Party continues to ignore its public education responsibilities,” reads an STF press release. “Instead, they are trying to mislead and divide the public in order to distract from a growing crisis of their own making – a crisis caused by years of underfunding of public schools. »

The new video campaign highlights issues such as overcrowded cla*srooms, lack of access to professional resources that students rely on, and year-over-year budget cuts.

The STF has expressed frustration with the provincial government on several occasions over the past few months, saying the money provided was not enough.

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The organization retaliated with rallies and campaigns.

“Our new ad demonstrates the challenges students face in underfunded cla*srooms and how teachers are working hard to support them,” said STF President Samantha Becotte.

“The Prime Minister and the new Minister of Education want to talk about their billion dollar surplus and their growth that is meant to benefit everyone. But their idea of ​​growth is not working for schools and children in our province.

Becotte pointed to a recent report by the Fraser Institute which found that between 2012 and 2020, Saskatchewan experienced the second largest increase in student enrollment among the provinces, while also experiencing the second largest decrease in funding by student.

“The new report from the Fraser Institute confirms what the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation is saying. The Saskatchewan government is giving less money to more students,” Becotte said.

“You don’t have to be a math teacher to see that this doesn’t hold water. Saskatchewan is not a have-not province. Students and their families deserve a government that is willing to work with partners to find solutions, not a government that plays politics on serious cla*sroom issues.

PKBNEWS contacted the province for comment but did not receive a timely response.

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