QUEEN’S PARK — Mike Schreiner released the following statement after the government said it will reimburse parents for childcare costs during a teachers’ strike:
“The Education Minister is trying to change the channel after leaked documents revealed a secret plan to replace in-class instruction with full-time e-learning.
This cash-back program provides some financial relief to families, but it is a distraction from the heart of this dispute, the reckless cuts to education.
What’s most important to parents is the quality of their kids’ education, and I think they will see through this ploy to pit them against teachers.
The Minister’s priority should be to reach a fair deal with education workers at the negotiating table rather than driving a wedge between parents and teachers.”