Budget recommendations support post-secondary education
We are pleased that the BC Legislature's Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services has included in its report several of the Federation of Post-Secondary Education's recommendations to the Committee.
Highlights include recommendations to restore full and sustained funding to Adult Basic Education and English as a Second Language programs and that government undertake a comprehensive review of the post-secondary funding formula.
The Committee's report recognizes the significant pressures facing the post-secondary system in BC and suggests concrete steps for government action.
As the report states, "advanced education is clearly a priority that reaches across the entire province." We hope that Minister Wilkinson and Premier Clark will move quickly to act on these recommendations.
It's the right thing to do.
Find a link to the 2016 Budget Consultations Report here.
The Federation of Post-Secondary Educators of BC is the provincial voice for faculty and staff in BC teaching universities, colleges and institutes, and in private sector institutions. FPSE member locals, represented by Presidents' Council and the Executive, represent over 10,000 faculty and staff at 18 public and 12 private sector institutions.