Vancouver's Leader in Transition toward Strong, Resilient, Complete Communities
Time: April 19, 2010 from 7:30am to 8:30am
Location: Entrance to "Playland" on Hastings STreet (near Windemere)
Event Neighbourhood and Type: rally to protest proposed budget cuts vancouver public education
Organized By: PAC of Hastings School in Vancouver
Latest Activity: Apr 18, 2010
Do all of you know about this rally (see below) ? I will be going with both my boys. I feel it is very important that we attend these sorts of things to show this govt we are paying attention and will not stand by complacently as they hurt our kids through massive education cuts. The whole premise- that there is just no money for education- is really offensive to me, esp in light of all the recent spending on the Games. It is clearly a matter of priorities, and the Provincial Govt simply must fully fund education.
I also think that protesting can indeed make a difference...after all, if it did not, we would not even have a Queen Elizabeth Annex school today; they tried to close it down two yrs ago but we managed to keep it open through a massive parent effort.
If you cannot attend the rally, consider writing a letter to Gordon Campbell, your MLA's and the trustees of the VSB...for that matter, attend the rally and write a letter, if you possibly can.