Education

MR. SPEAKER: Order, please!

The Member for St. John’s North.

 

NDP Education Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) says government should be paying more attention to school administrators before it implements the drastic staffing reductions and layoffs planned for September of this year.

 

NDP Education Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) confesses he is baffled as to why government is slashing funding for libraries and other essential tools in the fight for literacy.

 

Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North), NDP Critic for Education and for the Status of Persons with Disabilities, has released this statement regarding World Autism Awareness Day:

World Autism Awareness Day is a day set aside to bring attention to the need to help improve the lives of children and adults who suffer from Autism Spectrum Disorder so they can lead full and meaningful lives.

 

NDP Education Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) says the cuts made to the province’s Education budget are short-sighted, and will cause increased pressure to an already stressed system.

 

MR. SPEAKER: Order, please!

The hon. the Member for St. John's North.

 

NDP Advanced Education and Skills critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) says AES Minister Joan Shea must reconsider planned cuts that will see dozens of college and university students scrambling for work experience. The cuts affect Memorial University Education students, as well as university and college students who complete work terms as part of their educational requirements.

 

NDP Education Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) says it is time for the education minister to take responsibility for cuts to schools and the province’s unreasonable school busing policy.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The Member for St. John's North.

MR. KIRBY: Mr. Speaker, the Minister of Education likes to try and hide behind the autonomy of elected schools trustees when he is closing schools, but the minister tramples on that same autonomy when it suits his purposes.

 

NDP MHA Christopher Mitchelmore (The Straits-White Bay North) says students at a school in his district slated for closure will suffer as a result of government inattention. Students from L’Anse aux Meadows face extraordinarily long bus rides in September as a result of a five-year-old decision to close Bayview Collegiate.

 

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