CHESTERMERE, AB (September 22, 2014): Today, Wildrose Education Critic Bruce McAllister released the following statement on Premier Jim Prentice’s decision to build four new starter schools in Calgary:
“It’s encouraging to see that Mr. Prentice appears to be willing to take some action on the serious lack of schools in Alberta, but this announcement is merely a drop in the bucket compared to what’s needed.
“The fact is we’ve ended up in this classroom crisis because this PC government has failed to build the schools Alberta needs, despite seemingly endless promises to do so.
“I hope these starter schools start easing some of the pressure for Calgary parents, teachers and students who’ve been waiting patiently for the PCs to deliver on their promise to build 50 new schools and modernize 70 by 2016.
“I look forward to these starter schools being built quickly and efficiently so we can relieve some of the pressure Calgary communities are facing and get on with the business of building all the new schools Alberta needs.”