Saturday, March 22, 2008

Mr. Lamrock, spend taxpayers' money on educating students and not on newspaper ads justifying your decision

The government is now running ads in all the major newspapers in NB. They are extolling the virtues of Minister Lamrock's decision and presenting some fascinating "facts" about how well everyone will do under the new plan, ignoring the fact that they have no evidence to back this up. Please see page 4 of this Saturday's Times and Transcript as an example. Is this at taxpayers' expense and coming from the Department of Education's budget? Considering we hear that the Department of Education doesn't have enough money to effectively deliver programs in both languages, why are these scarce funds being used to justify a bad decision based on bad information?

Matt Litvak

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