Education Minister Peter Fassbender made the following statement today on the B.C. Court of Appeal ruling:
“On preliminary review, we are very pleased with the Court of Appeal’s decision.
“Along with last year’s historic six-year agreement, today’s decision gives us a unique opportunity to work with teachers to improve outcomes for students.
“Since 2002, we’ve seen dramatic improvements in student outcomes, particularly for students with special needs - and teachers should be very proud of this.
“Starting to move past this legal dispute allows everyone to focus on what matters most - working together to improve opportunities and outcomes for B.C. students.”
For more information on student achievement, class size, class composition and education funding in B.C.: http://www.newsroom.gov.bc.ca/ministries/education/factsheets/
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